Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-MB-00001568
Title: Antimicrobial activities of Coleus aromaticus Benth.
Category: Microbiology
Section: Review Article
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    Medicinal plants play a vital role to preserve human health. Currently plants are attracting more attention for new drugs as human diseases caused by antibiotic resistant microorganisms have gained worldwide concern. Coleus aromaticus Benth. (syn. Coleus amboinicus Lour. or Plectranthus amboinicus Lour. Spreng) is an aromatic plant species from the family Lamiaceae having therapeutic and nutraceutical importance. It is large succulent aromatic perennial herb found throughout India. It has wide medicinal properties including antimicrobial activities. The leaves of the plant are bitter, acrid and were being widely used traditionally for the treatment of severe bronchitis, asthma, diarrhoea, epilepsy, vaginal discharge, renal and vesical calculi, fever, etc. It is reported to act as an antilithotic, chemopreventive, antiepileptic and antioxidant. The juice of leaves has been used in wound healing and swelling disorder by the tribal people. This article is an effort to compile the information reported on its antimicrobial activities.

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    Girish, K.

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    Postgraduate Department of Microbiology, Maharani’s Science College for Women, JLB Road, Mysuru – 570 005,Karnataka, India

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    Dr. Girish, K.
    Postgraduate Department of  Microbiology,
    Maharani’s Science College for Women,
    JLB Road, Mysuru – 570 005,Karnataka, India

    Received on:19-07-2016; Revised  on:  28-08-2016; Accepted on: 27-09-2016   

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    Girish, K.

    Title:Antimicrobial activities of Coleus aromaticus Benth.
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):10 (October)
    Page No: (635-646)
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    Methodology:antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal activity,solvent extracts, essential oils, nanoparticles
    Research Materials:Coleus aromaticus


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