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Inhibitory effect of Allium sativum and Zingiber officinale extracts on clinically important drug resistant pathogenic bacteria.

Published on Apr 27, 2012in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials2.924
· DOI :10.1186/1476-0711-11-8
Iram Gull6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of the Punjab),
Mariam Saeed1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of the Punjab)
+ 3 AuthorsAmin M Athar1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of the Punjab)
Abstract
Background Herbs and spices are very important and useful as therapeutic agent against many pathological infections. Increasing multidrug resistance of pathogens forces to find alternative compounds for treatment of infectious diseases.
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