Plants as Antileishmanial Agents: Current Scenario
Nazif Ullah, Akhtar Nadhman, Sumaira Siddiq, Shaila Mehwish, Arshad Islam, Laila Jafri and Muhammad Hamayun
Version of Record online: 5 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5710
The current resistance and the toxic effects of the available drugs have brought the trend to assess the antileishmanial effect of various plant extracts and their purified compound/s. Natural products are potential source of new and selective agents that can significantly contribute to primary healthcare and probably are promising substitutes of available drugs for the treatment of protozoan diseases like leishmaniasis. However, to develop such compounds as next drug against leishmaniasis, it is very important to test natural agents both in in-vivo and in host macrophages.