40. Antibacterial activity of selected medicinal plants and its economic importance of Khyber agency, Pakistan

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Muhammad Arif Kashif Ali Muhammad Shuaib Umar Zeb Aslam, Zara Urooj Muzammil Shah Firasat Hussain Saddam Hussain, Sajjad Ahmed Syed Sadaqat Shah Ikramullah Khan Fida Hussain


The current study is focused to explore the economic importance of selected medicinal plants of Khyber agency, Pakistan. A total of 58 medicinal plants species was collected, out of which 47 species were economically used and 5 medicinal species were checked for their antibacterial activity. The results of antibacterial activity revealed that these plants have good antibacterial potential which needs further phytochemically, biological and pharmaceutical investigations.

Keywords: Antibacterial activity; Medicinal species; Economic value; Khyber Agency; Pakistan


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