Anti-microbial and Medicinal Plant
An antimicrobial is an agent that kills or stops the growth of microorganisms. Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped by the microorganisms against which they primarily act. Until now, only a few antibiotics have been isolated in pure form from the higher plants.
Medicinal plants, commonly known as medicinal herbs, have been found and used in ancient medicinal practices since prehistoric times. There are records of herbs from the Sumerian civilization, where on clay tablets are listed hundreds of medicinal plants including opium.