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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 45-59

Antimicrobial activities of Acacia genus: A review

1 Department of Pharmacognosy, ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab 142001, India
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis, ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab 142001, India

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Naresh Kumar Rangra
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis, ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab 142001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2221-1691.369609

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More than 1300 species of the vast genus Acacia are found in tropical habitats. They are crucial economic plants since they produce traditional medicines, timber, and gum. The pharmacological uses of the Acacia genus include anti-diarrheal, anti-malarial, chronic pain relief, wound healing, anti-cancer, anti-rheumatism, and anti-diabetes activities. It is also used for treating various illnesses such as gastroenteritis, allergies, Alzheimer's disease, cough, and cardiovascular disease. The present review aims to summarize the antimicrobial activities including the antibacterial and antifungal activity of the Acacia genus. The literature was searched in books and online databases including SciFinder, Google Scholar, Scopus, PubMed, and scientific journals using the most relevant keywords: Acacia+antimicrobial, Acacia+antibacterial, and Acacia+antifungal.

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