Review on Plants Therapeutic Effects against Gastrointestinal Microbes

Abdallah, M.S 1&.,Rusea, G2., Mustafa, M.2 and Nallapan, M2.

1.Desert research monitoring and control centre, Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria.
2.Department of Biology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Selangor Malaysia.


Plants play a vital role in many health care systems, be it rural or an urban community. Plants became familiar as medicine due to the ancient ideologies and believes. Several plants parts of plants served as medicines to so many ailments including gastrointestinal ailments, due to the fact that their active ingredients are powerful against the microbes. Most of the microbes identified were gram negative bacteria as well as some gram positive. Some of the principal antibacterial components of plants were recommended being polar compounds. While most of the acknowledged components with antimicrobial activity extracted from plants were aromatic or saturated organic compounds which were more soluble in polar solvents such as water and methanol. As such plants materials in one way or the other are very active when dealing with microbes due to their active ingredients.

Keywords: Ailments, compounds, Gastrointestinal, microbes and plants

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Abdallah, M.S &.,Rusea, G., Mustafa, M. and Nallapan, M. Review on Plants Therapeutic Effects against Gastrointestinal Microbes. American Journal of Microbiology and Immunology, 2019,4:3


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