An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antibacterials are used to treat bacterial infections. The toxicity to humans and other animals from antibacterials is generally considered low. However, prolonged use of certain antibacterials can decrease the number of gut flora, which may have a negative impact on health.
In the present research work forty six herbal antimicrobial branded products were investigated for their antibacterial/antifungal activities using well diffusion method. Those herbal products were collected from local market which were manufactured by well-known herbal manufacturer and have clear recommendations against various microbial infections. These antimicrobial products were tested on the basis of pathogeneses caused by different microorganisms as indicated on the label. Among the tested branded formulations, only nine herbal preparations exhibited better antimicrobial activities, while rest of herbal formulations were devoid of antimicrobial effect. B34 and B30 demonstrated antibacterial activity when tested against Salmonella typhimurium paratyphi. B18 was the only product, which showed activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on July, 2014