• Richa Tyagi Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur. India
  • Gaurav Sharma Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur. India
  • Nakuleshwar Dut Jasuja Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur. India
  • Ekta Menghani Department of Biotechnology, JECRC University, Jaipur, India


India is a great country that is recognized for its rich culture and medicinal plants. Most of the people in India is reliant on the herbal plant for their therapeutic needs. The present review will focus on Therapeutic plants from India along with its medicinal use.

Various medicinal plants have already proved their significance with curing diseases including bacteriological infections and some life threating serious diseases. Medicinal plants are rich in antioxidant and proved best as antimicrobial agents. Herbal drugs are achieving popularity as compared to allopathic drugs the reasons includes adverse effects of man-made antibiotics, the prompt surge in contagious diseases, the resistance of drug in microbes. Herbal plants show slow recovery; still a great population is using it because it showed no side effects and low resistance in microbes. Antimicrobial status of various herbal plants has been reported. Therapeutic plants work as a potent antimicrobial. Herbal plants are used for its medicinal purpose throughout the world as an herbal plant provides a base material for various effective drugs. A great number of herbal plants has been used as a drug in the form of crude extracts and extensively used for their therapeutic possessions. A huge number of plants have been examined for antimicrobial possessions, but still the majority of plants have not been examined adequately. So, the present review will focus on some of the selected medicinal plants along with its antimicrobial status.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, Antimicrobial agent, Infections, Herbal drugs, Antifungal

Author Biography

Richa Tyagi, Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur. India
Research scolar,Deptt of lifesciences,Suresh Gyan Vihar University,Jaipur


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Tyagi, R., Sharma, G., Jasuja, N. D., & Menghani, E. (2016). INDIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS AS AN EFFECTIVE ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT. Journal of Critical Reviews, 3(2), 69-71. Retrieved from
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