International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Microbiology | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5 / 10


Antimicrobial Properties and Phytochemical Analysis of Some Medicinal Plants: A Review

Shivangini Pradhan | Pratibha Huidrom [2]


Abstract: Traditional herbal medicine systemhas a long history and a strong base in preventing and treating different types of human diseases. Plants play a very important role, from the very starting or first part of human existence, human has made to learn or experience themselves with plants and used them in a number of ways. Nature has already provided or endowed us with a variety of plants with immense and great medicinal values which improved human health. India is one of the 12 megadiversity regions of the world. In most parts of the world people stillrely on traditional medicines which are cheap and safe unlike the conventional synthetic drugs. Herbal medicines are used for the treatment of many infectious diseases throughout the history of mankind. The use of herbal crude/raw/natural drugs in large area and their remedies have importantly increased throughout the world. Increased in antibiotic resistance by microorganisms has led to the phytochemical screening of medicinal plants for their antimicrobial activities. However, there is much scope for further/future systematic research in screening Indian medicinal plants for their phytochemicals and estimating their potential in protecting against different types of diseases. Efforts must be made in order to ensure safe, effective and affordable treatments for wide range of diseases by traditional methods which use locally available medicinal plants. The scientific and authentic (real and true) researches on these aspects are to be done in order to make full use of and derived benefits from traditional knowledge of medicinal plants. This review examines the potential uses of medicinal plants for its antimicrobial properties against human pathogens.


Keywords: Phytochemicals, antimicrobial, medicinal plants, pathogenic microbes, traditional herbal medicines


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 508 - 511


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