Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part B (2016)
In-Vitro anti-tuberculosis activity of selected ethnomedicinal plants
Author(s): Khushboo Jethva, Dhara Bhatt and Maitreyi Zaveri
Abstract: Tuberculosis holds one of the top places on the list of the main cause of death in India. At times, the patients fail to respond to treatment with anti-Tb drugs, drug resistance being one of the reasons. The increasing incidence of MDR and XDR-TB, highlight the urgent need to search for newer anti-Tb drugs. So, the present aim to carry out the evaluation of the anti-Tb activity of selected ethnomedicinal plants. Three different extracts were prepared and evaluated for anti-Tb activity on Mycobacterium smegmatis using cup and bore method. Isoniazid and Rifampicin were used as standard drug. The zone of inhibition was taken to assess antitubercular activity. Among tested all plants Tulsi, Vasaka and Rasna shows potent antituberculosis activity. Thus, its result supports the uses of these plants in traditional medicine and can be further studied using more specific methods for anti-Tb activity.
How to cite this article:
Khushboo Jethva, Dhara Bhatt, Maitreyi Zaveri. In-Vitro anti-tuberculosis activity of selected ethnomedicinal plants. Int J Herb Med 2016;4(4):126-128.