The use of medicinal plants is very important to our health. All drugs of the past were extracted from medicinal plants. The medicinal plants have been screened for their antimicrobial activities. Medicinal plants were used in traditional medicines to treat infectious diseases. It contains new bioactive secondary metabolites. The phenolic compounds showed antibacterial and antiphytoviral activities. The increased quantity of phenolic in Chilli may be attributed to resistance to viral infection. Phenolics inhibit diseases development through inhibition of extracellular enzymes and antioxidant activity in plant tissue.
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Citation: Abdel-Shafi S (2013) Preliminary Studies on Antibacterial and Antiviral Activities of Five Medicinal Plants. J Plant Pathol Microb 4: 190
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