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Antibacterial Activity of Boerhaavia diffusa and Phyllanthus amarus against Pathogenic Bacteria Isolated from Diarrheal Patient | Chapter 9 | Current Trends in Disease and Health Vol. 3

Herbal medicine has gained a rapid growth in the past years, in the field of medicine worldwide. India is the greatest producer of medicines in the world as compared to other countries. The aim of the present study was to analyze and evaluate antibacterial activity of herbal plants against pathogenic bacteria isolated from diarrheal patients. The main focus of the paper was on varied advantageous characteristics of herbs as anti-diarrheal agents. In the study it is cleared that the medicinal plants play a vital role against diarrhea diseases. Various herbal plants and plants extract has a significant anti-diarrheal activity. Boerhaavia diffusa and Phyllanthus amarus were the main plants in research work against bacteria Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas and E. coli and out of which Phyllanthus amarus showed more zone of inhibition against Staphylococcus bacteria while both the plants showed similar results for Pseudomonas and E. coli.

Author(s) Details

Deeja Kapoor
Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Ajmer-Jaipur Expy, Jharna, Rajasthan 303122, India.

Khushbu Verma
Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Ajmer-Jaipur Expy, Jharna, Rajasthan 303122, India.

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