Antimicrobial Bioactive Phytocompounds from Extraction to Identification Process Standardization

Medicinal Plant Work Flow Chart

Different approaches to drug discovery using higher plants can be distinguished random selection followed by chemical screening random selection followed by one or more biological assays biological activity reports and ethnomedical use of plants 14 . The latter approach includes plants used in traditional medical systems herbalism, folklore, and shamanism and the use of databases. The objective is the targeted isolation of new bioactive phytocompounds. When an active extract has been...

Determination of Foreign Matter

Herbal drugs should be made from the stated part of the plant and be devoid of other parts of the same plant or other plants. They should be entirely free from moulds or insects, including excreta and visible contaminant such as sand and stones, poisonous and harmful foreign matter and chemical residues. Animal matter such as insects and invisible microbial contaminants, which can produce toxins, are also among the potential contaminants of herbal medicines 54-56 . Macroscopic examination can...