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Suresh Gyan Vihar University (2011)

Therapeutic Potentials From Arid Zone Plants

Sita Kumari Sharma

Titre : Therapeutic Potentials From Arid Zone Plants

Auteur : Sita Kumari Sharma

Université de soutenance : Suresh Gyan Vihar University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2011

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Ayurveda remains an important system of medicine and drug therapy in India. Plant alkaloids are the primary active ingredients of Ayurveda drugs. Today the pharmacologically active ingredients of many Ayurvedic medicines are being identified and their usefulness in drug therapy being determined. It is roughly estimated that of the discovered 17,000 species, nearly 3,000 species are used in medicinal field. In India, many forms of substitute medicines are available for those who do not want conventional medicine or who cannot be helped by conventional medicine. Ayurveda and Kabiraji (herbal medicine) are two important forms of alternative medicine that is widely available in India. The use of plant extracts and phytochemicals, both with known antimicrobial properties, can be of great significance in therapeutic treatments. In the last few years, a number of studies have been conducted in different countries to prove such efficiency. Many plants have been used because of their antimicrobial traits, which are chiefly due to synthesized during secondary metabolism of the plant. More than two decades ago, desert adapted landscape trees began gaining in popularity in south-western landscape designs. Promoted primarily as an alternative to higher water demanding trees, landscape architects soon realized that desert trees could be used in both naturalistic re-creations of desert scenes and highly formal, more traditional landscape designs. Since the last decade, the rise in the failure of chemotherapeutics and antibiotic resistance exhibited by pathogenic microbial infectious agents has led to the screening of several medicinal plants for their potential antimicrobial activity. (Colombo, 1996 ; Okunji,1999). With the advancement of modern medicinal technology, it is now easier to identify specific botanical constituents and assess their potential antimicrobial activity. Many herbs contain dozens of active constituents that combine to give the plant its therapeutic value.

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