An overview of the effects of antibiotics and medicinal plant extracts on the human microflora

Emad Mohamed Abdallah


The biological interactions of the microflora in the human body are essential to maintain the somatic eco-physiological balance. Antibiotics, which are considered as a panacea against pathogens without knowing how it influences the microflora, could create a disease by disturbing the microbial ecosystem of the human body and develop new generations of antibiotics resistant pathogens. Medicinal plants could get rid the pathogens and also maintain the normal flora. There is a necessity to preserve the micoflora ecosystem, by means different approaches such as support the antibiotic treatment with some renovated compounds like natural medicinal compounds or probiotics, more comprehensive studies in this issue are badly needed.

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