A REVIEW ON INDIAN TRIBAL PLANTS AND THEIR BIOGENIC PROPERTIES


Anju K, Anitha Jegadeeshwari L, Vidhya Lakshmi D, Nagendra Gandhi N

Abstract


 Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is considered to be nature-friendly and risk-free to the ecosystem. India is copious in biodiversity; the traditional medicine consists of the plant as a major component. The tribal people who lived in the rural region are entirely dependent on the tribal plant for their medical emergencies. These tribal plants have attracted the modern drug industry to develop drugs which are economical with minimal side-effects. The present study focuses on the tribal plants such as Aegle marmelos, Andrographis paniculata, Acacia arabica, Ficus religiosa, Cassia auriculata, Punica granatum, and Tinospora cordifolia used by the Bhilla, Irular, Dimasa, Paliyan Sholaga, and Dantewada tribes of India for their antimicrobial activity. Since these tribal plants are well known for its medicinal properties, the AgNPs synthesized from these plants were found to have enhanced antimicrobial activity than the pure plant extract.


Keywords


Green synthesis, Silver nanoparticles, Tribal plants, Antimicrobial.

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Title

A REVIEW ON INDIAN TRIBAL PLANTS AND THEIR BIOGENIC PROPERTIES

Keywords

Green synthesis, Silver nanoparticles, Tribal plants, Antimicrobial.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i4.24474

Date

01-04-2018

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 4 April 2018 Page: 43-49

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0974-2441

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2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Anju K
Department of Chemical Engineering, ACT Campus, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Anitha Jegadeeshwari L
Department of Chemical Engineering, ACT Campus, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Vidhya Lakshmi D
Department of Chemical Engineering, ACT Campus, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Nagendra Gandhi N
Department of Chemical Engineering, ACT Campus, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, Tamil Nadu, India.
India


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