Tuberculosis: History, Epidemiology, Antitubercular Drugs and Plant-based Alternatives
Enaltec Labs Pvt. Ltd., Analytical Research and Development Department, Plot No. W-59A, Anand Nagar, Additional MIDC, Ambernath-421 506, 1Herbal Research Laboratory, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga-400 019, 2Institute for Advanced Training and Research in Interdisciplinary Sciences, TDM Laboratory, Sion (East)-400 022, 3Radiation Medicine Centre, Bio-Medical Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay-400 085, Mumbai, India
Enaltec Labs Pvt. Ltd., Analytical Research and Development Department, Plot No. W-59A, Anand Nagar, Additional MIDC, Ambernath-421 506, India, E-mail: [email protected]
The article is a brief review on certain important aspects of tuberculosis. A good number of medicinal plants and their chemical constituents are reported to have antimycobacterial activity comparable to the existing antitubercular drugs or sometimes even better in efficacy. The present review covers the literature published concerning medicinal plants and plant-based active constituents showing both immunomodulatory and antimycobacterial activity. These plants might eventually be studied and screened with a well-defined strategy to develop effective new drugs against tuberculosis.