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Effect of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br. root extract on urinary tract infection causing bacteria

@article{Das2017EffectOH,
  title={Effect of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br. root extract on urinary tract infection causing bacteria},
  author={Sarita Das and Priyanka Naik and Preetilata Panda},
  journal={International Journal of Herbal Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={5},
  pages={160-168}
}
Hemidesmus indicus is a well known medicinal plant used in Ayurveda for treating many diseases. But there are fewer reports on the uroprotective activity of H. indicus root extract. So, the present study was carried out to investigate the effect of the methanolic extract of H. indicus root (MHI) against uropathogenic bacteria i.e. Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Multidrug resistant bacterial strains, clinically isolated from patients by the Department of Microbiology, MKCG Medical… 

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