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A review on effect of different plant extract against multidrug resistant bacteria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Microbiology, KLE Society's Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (5), Pages 29-32, May,10 (2019)


Multidrug resistance in bacteria is current problems for which many researches are being conducted to find a solution. There are different resistance mechanisms which the bacteria's have been adopting like mutation, by passing the target, efflux pumps etc. Herbal medicine has now drawn attention of world. Use of plant extracts against the bacterial could possibly reduce the antibiotic resistant which is mostly prevailing at present. Aloe Vera, Ginger, Garlic etc. have shown significant antibacterial activity against the multidrug resistant bacteria. In most of the studies Disk diffusion method was seen as the most commonly used method in finding the susceptibility of the extracts followed by determining the extracts Minimum inhibitory concentration. This is a review on resistance mechanism adopted by bacteria, and plant extract which have shown significant activity against the gram negative and gram positive bacteria.


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