Southeast Asian medicinal plants as a potential source of antituberculosis agent

Sanusi, Shuaibu Babaji and Abu Bakar, Mohd Fadzelly and Mohamed, Maryati and Sabran, Siti Fatimah and Mainasara, Muhammad Murtala (2017) Southeast Asian medicinal plants as a potential source of antituberculosis agent. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017 . pp. 1-39. ISSN 1741427X


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Despite all of the control strategies, tuberculosis (TB) is still amajor cause of death globally and one-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. The drugs used for TB treatment have drawbacks of causing adverse side effects and emergence of resistance strains. Plant-derived medicines have since been used in traditional medical system for the treatment of numerous ailments worldwide. There were nine major review publications on antimycobacteria from plants in the last 17 years. However, none is focused on Southeast Asian medicinal plants. Hence, this review is aimed at highlighting the medicinal plants of Southeast Asian origin evaluated for anti-TB. This review is based on literatures published in various electronic database. A total of 132 plants species representing 45 families and 107 genera were reviewed; 27 species representing 20.5% exhibited most significant in vitro anti-TB activity (crude extracts and/or bioactive compounds 0–<10

Item Type:Article
Subjects:R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions:Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Technolgy and Heritage
ID Code:10471
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 11:39
Last Modified:11 Oct 2018 11:39

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