"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 4


Part 2: The Role of Phytomedicine in the Challenges of Emerging, Re-Emerging Diseases; and Pathogens Resistance to Antibiotics


Author(s): Omari Amuka1*, Paul Okemo2, Alex Machocho3, Paul Mbugua2, Eliud NM Njagi4, Anthony Kebira Nyamache2

1. Department of Applied Plant Sciences, Maseno University, Private Bag, Maseno, Kenya.
2. Dept.of Microbiology, Kenyatta University, P.O. 43844, Nairobi, Kenya.
3. Department of Chemistry Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844, Nairobi, Kenya
4. Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844, Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract: This article reviews literature related to the study. It focuses on the historical use of plants as medicine by human. The approach taken is based on the geographical location of various civilizations in which the plants are/were used as source remedies throughout the five continents of the world. Topical issues and an overview cover on medicinal plants, past and their present uses, use of antibiotics in allopathic medicine and development of antimicrobial and antifungal resistance drugs to the currently use. In addition, issues on the emergence and reemergence of new and old diseases have also been covered.

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