Muhammad Adnan, Ali Raza, Akaash Raza, Amir Ijaz, Muhammad Aftab Akhtar and Saima Noreen
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan
Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
Tuberculosis is a deadly disease mainly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Its treatment has proven a difficult task for humanity. More than 20 allopathic medicines are used for the treatment of tuberculosis. Almost all the drugs cause adverse effects like hypersensitivity reactions, hepatitis, vomiting, nausea etc. Due to these side effects of allopathic medication, the demand of use of herbal medication is increasing day by day. The demand of herbal medicines is also increasing due to the fact that M. tuberculosis showing much resistance against traditional allopathic drugs and attaining the condition of Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and Extensively Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis (XDR-TB). This particular review is aimed at importance of antiTB medicinal plants. About 15 plants are addressed in this review work, which have the potential to treat the tuberculosis. This review will stimulate researchers to conduct research on the anti-tubercular activity of different medicinal plants.
Key words: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Allopathic Medication, Medicinal Plants, Drug Resistance, Anti-TB