Natural drugs have become a subject of world importance with both therapeutic and economic
implications. Natural products are harnessed as potential therapeutic candidates from natural resources
for the discovery of lead drug candidates and new pharmaceutical products. The natural products
provide most of the FDA approved formulations. Thus, they are the continuous source of inspiration
in the development of new drug candidates. Naturally derived products have the significant role to
treat life-threatening conditions. Information collected from various database sources such as Pubmed,
Scopus, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar etc. has revealed that biologically important scaffold and molecules
are abundantly naturally available. Hence, the information is compiled as a short review on some
highly valuable natural resources as anti-infective agents. Moreover, a special emphasis has also been
laid on the marine anti-infective agents. This compilation will pave way for scientific, academic and
industrial researchers to look forward to discover high valued anti-infective agents.
Keywords: Natural product, drugs, anti-infective agent, marine sources, sponges, infectious diseases.
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