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Potential Herbs for Bovine Mastitis Research - A Mini Review

Khan Sharun, C.V. Haritha, Trisha Singhal, Sonu S. Nair, Mohd. Iqbal Yatoo, Sandip Chakraborty, Kaveri Jambagi, Hardeep Singh Tuli, and Kuldeep Dhama

ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2021 : 98 (4) - pages 9 to 16
(Received: February, 2022, Accepted: February, 2022)


The present review gives an overview of a few herbal plants that have exhibited in vitro antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity and have the potential for managing bovine mastitis. Herbal plants such as Morinda citrifolia, Ocimum sanctum, Minthostachys verticillata, Tinospora cordifolia, Liquidambar orientalis, Cinnamon cassia, Phyllanthus emblica, Murraya koenigii, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Withania somnifera, Terminalia chebula, Azadirachta indica, and Prosopis juliflora have the therapeutic potential to be used as an adjunct agent for managing bovine mastitis. They possess antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity that can be helpful when used along with antibiotics. In addition, they have antioxidant and immunomodulatory potential. They can also be considered as a safe therapeutic strategy. This article highlights the prospects of herbs in the management and treatment of bovine mastitis for further research

Key Words: Bovine mastitis, Potential herbs, Udder inflammation, Environmental mastitis

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