A short review and study on antimicrobial activity of Unani drug - Ushba (Smilax ornata)
The study was planned to investigate the antimicrobial activity of Alcoholic and Aqueous extract of Smilax ornata, and brief information about this medicinal herb was also reviewed. Result was compared statistically and it showed significant p<0.001antimicrobial as compared to control (Plain water) and standard Ciprofloxacin (for gram positive strains) and gentamicin (for gram negative strains).
Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Smilax ornata, Extract, Strain
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