Associate Professor - Microbiology and Head, Agriculture Department, S.S.D. College of Professional Studies, Goniana Road, V.P.O. Bhokhra, Bathinda, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Rajesh Singla, Associate Professor - Microbiology and Head, Agriculture Department, S.S.D. College of Professional Studies, Goniana Road, V.P.O. Bhokhra, Bathinda, Punjab, India.
Received: November 21, 2019; Published: December 09, 2019
Diseases are as old as mankind and have been a major concern since time immemorial. Worldwide infectious diseases, along with nosocomial and community based infections as well as drug resistant microbes has resulted in increased deaths and had hard hit on the pockets of the people. This is in spite of the developments and achievements made in the field of microbiology and related fields along with the control on microbial activities. The recent appearance of microbial strains with reduced or no susceptibility to latest antibiotics raises the spectrum of untreatable bacterial infections and adds urgency to the search for new infection fighting strategies. Various natural remedies from traditional systems practiced in various parts of the world were added to enrich this practice and all of these stressed on plants or plant based formulations. Plants possess natural curing properties due to the presence of various antimicrobial substances called secondary metabolites which they develop in vivo for their self defense. Contrary to the synthetic drugs, plant based antimicrobials have very less or no side effects and has the potential to inhibit the growth or kill the micro-organisms. The possible mechanism of action is by either altering the physiological and metabolic reactions and processes at any stage or by interfering at the genetic level.
Citation: Rajesh Singla. "Antimicrobials of Plant Origin - The Future Phytomedicine Market".Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.1 (2020): 47.
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