Apurva Vunnava and Hima Bindu Motlakunta
Medicinal plants have a significant importance as one of the best sources to obtain variety of drugs. Medicinal plants contain inestimable projection for new drugs discoveries because of the matchless availability of chemical range. With a constant increase in usage of conventional synthetic drugs, and lack of sufficient new drugs, it has become a great challenge to minimize the various disorders in the body. Among all the diseases, bacterial, and helminthic Diseases are more common. With the increasing in antibiotic resistant bacteria and the lack of sufficient new antibiotics being brought onto the market, alternatives need to be found to cope with infections resulting from these bacteria. One such an alternative is to combine existing antibiotics with phytochemicals to enhance the efficacy of the antibiotic. Many Plants are used as medicines in traditional medical system such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani besides folklore practices. Plant extracts or Plant-derived compounds are likely to provide a valuable source of new antimicrobial agents.