Preliminary assessment of antimicrobial properties of aqueous extract of plants against infectious diseases
The increasing rate of development of resistance to commonly use antibiotics have led to search for newer, more effective, affordable and easily available drugs. In this study, aqueous extracts of mangifera indica, allium cepa and carica papaya were used against infections of E. coli, salmonella enteritis, and shigella flexneri respectively. They were observed to be effective against these infectious diseases. From these observations, it may be suggested that the plants extract may possess effective antimicrobial activities which may be explored in the management of these infectious diseases.