A Review on Phytoconstituents and Metal Complexes for the Treatment of Tuberculosis

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  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur – 603203, Tamil Nadu.
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur – 603203, Tamil Nadu.
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur – 603203, Tamil Nadu.
  • Professor,College of Pharmacy,SRM Institute of Science and Technology,Tamil Nadu.Mobile: +91 9884910724




Iron Complex, Metal Complex, Terpenes, Tuberculosis.


Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious lung disease. Tiny droplets discharged into the air during cough and sneezes by an individual can transmit the bacteria that cause tuberculosis from one person to another. More than one million people die each year as a result of the communicable disease tuberculosis. Anti-TB allopathic drugs have been administered to treat the disease’s symptoms; however, they can produce negative side effects such as hepatitis, hypersensitivity reactions, nausea, vomiting, etc. As a result of the toxicity and side effects of allopathic medicines, the use of herbal medicine is growing in popularity. Since ancient times, medicinal plants have been used to treat illnesses. Alkaloids, coumarins, flavonoids, polyphenols, terpenoids, quinines, and other secondary metabolites that have antibacterial activity are produced by plants and may be helpful in the treatment of tuberculosis. This review aims to explore the possible uses of medicinal herbs and metal complexes with antitubercular capabilities.


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How to Cite

Sk Zakki Uddin, Nirupama Panda, Anjana, G. V., & Kathiravan, M. K. (2023). A Review on Phytoconstituents and Metal Complexes for the Treatment of Tuberculosis. Journal of Natural Remedies, 23(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.18311/jnr/2023/32121



Review Articles
Received 2022-12-07
Accepted 2023-02-07
Published 2023-03-23