Peganum harmala: a rich source of antimicrobial agents

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2019 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 9 Issue - 4                          
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Uzma Qaisar
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V9I4P602


MLA Style:Uzma Qaisar "Peganum harmala: a rich source of antimicrobial agents" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 9.4 (2019): 4-7.

APA Style:Uzma Qaisar(2019). Peganum harmala: a rich source of antimicrobial agents. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 9(4),4-7.


Infection causing bacteria are developing resistance against common antibiotics. To treat these antibiotic resistant bacteria, novel effective antimicrobial compounds are synthesized or isolated from various sources. Conventionally, a lot of medicinal plants are used to treat infections caused by pathogens. Peptides isolated from medicinal peptides are gaining a lot of interest owing to their potential to serve as natural antibacterial agents. Peganum harmala is a medicinal plant which contains various natural metabolites, compounds and proteins of pharmaceutical importance. A review of antibacterial agents of P. harmala plants are discussed here.


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antimicrobial peptides, medicinal plants, alkaloids