Aerva Lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.: a Potentially Useful Medicinal Plant  

Ramana K.V.1 , Vikram G.2
1. Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana, India
2. Department of Biotechnology, Vaagdevi Degree and PG College, Warangal, Telangana, India
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Medicinal Plant Research, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 4   doi: 10.5376/mpr.2015.05.0004
Received: 07 Jun., 2015    Accepted: 15 Jul., 2015    Published: 24 Aug., 2015
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Ramana K.V.and Vikram G., 2015, Aerva Lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.: a Potentially Useful Medicinal Plant, Medicinal Plant Research, 5(4) 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/mpr.2015.06.004)

Abstract

Emergence of multi-drug resistance among various microorganisms has limited the choice of antimicrobial agents and has been responsible for severe morbidity and mortality. Bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses cause many infections in both human and animals which are now difficult to treat owing to their resistance to most of the available antimicrobial drugs. Significant time taken for the synthesis and availability of an approved allopathic drug in the market should be considered as a cause for serious concern in health care settings. Research is rigorously on for finding alternatives to allopathic antimicrobial agents, which include preparation of synthetic antibiotics, evaluating the nanoparticles for their utility in treating infections and analysing the activities of various plant extracts for their medicinal values. This review discusses the potential medicinal properties of Aerva lanata.

Keywords
Aerva lanata; Medicinal properties of Aerva lanata; Antimicrobial activity of Aerva lanata plant extracts
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