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Anti-oxidant and anti- bacterial properties of extracts: Terminalia chebula and terminalia bellerica

ByHarsha Patel, Hemali Padalia, Mital J. Kaneria, Yogesh Vaghasiya, Sumitra Chanda

Bacterial pathogens have shown a remarkable ability to adapt to environmental parameters. In particular, the increasing use of antibiotics over the past few decades has led to the emergence and spread of 214various mechanisms of antimicrobial drug resistance among bacterial pathogen [36]. Staphylococcus aureus is a versatile bacterial opportunist responsible for a wide spectrum of infections [9]. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospital acquired infections; however, in recent years, there has also been a worldwide increase of community-acquired MRSA infections [43]. Development of MRSA is an important step in the evolution of this pathogen [28]. So there is an urgent need to control MRSA infections by improved antibiotic usage or to find out alternative source especially from medicinal plants [11].