Antimicrobial Activity of Plumbago Rosea Root Extract against Human Pathogens

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dc.contributor.author Mihirani, M.A.A.M.
dc.contributor.author Henagamage, A.P.
dc.contributor.author Karunathilake, A.A.K.
dc.contributor.author Madhusinghe, M.M.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-27T09:08:07Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-27T09:08:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 22359877
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/6609/30-2011-Antimicrobial%20Activity%20of%20Plumbago%20Rosea%20Root%20Extract%20against%20Human%20Pathogens.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Note: See the PDF Version Plumbago prosea, also known as Plumbago indica is an ornamental garden plant. Root of this plant wild acrid, vesicant, a iterative, digestive, stimulate abortifacient and oral contraceptive ve properties is used in Ayurvedic medicine (Okeyo, 2006). According to the previous studies root of P.rosea contains plumbagin or 5-hydroxy-2- methyl- 1,4- napthoquinone (Mallavadhani 2002). Plumbago is present in all the varieties of genus plumbago to a maximum of about 0. 9 I %. Pliiml›ago zeylanicas, another species belong to genus plumbago has been reported for its antimicrobial properties. (Dhale, 2011). The emergence of antibiotic resistant strains of human pathogens and side effects of currently available drugs are becoming a serious problem , for witch alternative therapies are urgently required. Infections caused by staphylococcus aureus especially due to methicillin -resistant S.aureus (M RSA) in immune compromised patients is continue to be a serious problem in worldwide. Staphylococcus aureus is a cause for community- acqu ired urinary tract infections in young women. Opportunistic pathogens which as Pscu‹loiiioiias act uginos which causes range of human infection and the Escherichia coil are also, being reported for the antibiotic resistance. Drug resistant strains of CanJi‹la albicans, which causes cand id iasis is also a problems with global concern, en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Biotechnology en_US
dc.subject Science & Technology en_US
dc.title Antimicrobial Activity of Plumbago Rosea Root Extract against Human Pathogens en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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