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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 8, No. 5s, 2011, pp. 124-129
Bioline Code: tc11076
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 8, No. 5s, 2011, pp. 124-129

 en Review of Medicinal and Pharmcological Properties of Iresine herbstii check for this species in other resources , Chrozophora Rottleri check for this species in other resources and Ecbolium linneanum check for this species in other resources
Dipankar, C.; Murugan, S. & Uma Devi, P.

Abstract

India has a rich tradition of plant-based knowledge on healthcare. A large number of plants/plant extracts/decoctions or pastes are equally used by tribals and folklore traditions in India for treatment of cuts, wounds and burns. The resistance of the microorganism has increased due to the indiscriminate use of commercial antimicrobial drugs commonly used for the treatment of infectious diseases. Resistance to antimicrobial agents has resulted in morbidity, mortality, from treatment failures and increased health care costs. There is an urgent need to discover novel, effective plant-based antimicrobial drug to the increasing problem of drug resistance. This situation forced the scientist to search for new antimicrobial substances from various sources including medicinal plants. Iresine herbstii check for this species in other resources , Ecbolium linneanum check for this species in other resources and Chrozophora Rottleri check for this species in other resources have been used in folk remedies and is reported to have a broad range of therapeutic effects. Therefore this paper attempts to bridge the lacunae in the existing literature and offers immense scope for researchers engaged in validation of the traditional claims and development of safe and effective therapeutic agent.

Keywords
Medicinal plants; Iresine herbstii; Ecbolium linneanum; Chrozophora rottleri; Medicinal properties

 
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