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Impact of Plant-Extract Based Ethno-Medicinal-Preparation Against Keratinophilic Bacteria

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 2)

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Page : 1125-1130

Keywords : Keratinophilic; Bacteria; Plant extracts; Tribes; Ethnomedical;

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Medicinal plants have been the mainstay of traditional herbal medicine amongst rural dwellers worldwide since antiquity to date. About 3.4 billion people in the developing world depend on plant based traditional medicines which is used for their primary health care. According to the World Health Organization, a medicinal plant is any plant which, in one or more of its organs, contains substances that can be used for therapeutic purposes, or which are precursors for chemo-pharmaceutical semi synthesis. Such a plant will have its parts including leaves, roots, rhizomes, stems, barks, flowers, fruits, grains or seeds, employed in the control or treatment of a disease condition and therefore contains chemical components that are medically active. The science of application of these indigenous or local medicinal remedies including plants for treatment of diseases is currently called ethnopharmocology but the practice dates back since antiquity. Medicinal plants being used by the traditional herbal healers against skin diseases of local peoples of the tribal families have been documented. A total of 30 species belonging to 21 families of angiospermie plants are documented. With the increasing interest and so many promising drug candidates in the current development pipeline that are of natural origin, and with the lessening of technical drawbacks associated with natural product research, there are better opportunities to explore the biological activity of previously inaccessible sources of natural products. In addition, the increasing acceptance that the chemical diversity of natural products is well suited to provide the core scaffolds for future drugs, there will be further developments in the use of novel natural products and chemical libraries based on natural products in drug discovery campaigns.

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