EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF PENTABARK KASHAYA AGAINST SELECTED BACTERIAL STRAINS CAUSING WOUND INFECTION: IN-VITRO STUDYAbstract
Background: Wound infection occurs when one or more organisms invade the wound. Nosocomial infections are the most common hospital acquired infections responsible for mortality and morbidity. Multidrug resistance against bacterial strains is the most serious emerging situation in worldwide, warranting the search for other alternatives. In this regard Pentabark kashaya was developed which contains ingredients possessing antimicrobial, anti inflammatory, and wound healing activity. Materials and Methods: Antibacterial activity of Pentabarkkashaya (PK) was determined against three predominant bacterial strains one gram positive and two gram negative strain Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The sensitivity of the organisms were tested by both the agar well method and broth dilution method (MIC) and it was compared with the antibacterial activity of provide iodine solution 5%. Result: Pentabark kashaya showed antibacterial activity against all the test pathogens in both agar well and broth dilution method. The highest antimicrobial activity was observed against Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in agar well diffusion method showed the inhibitory zone of 14 mm in both organisms. Conclusion: Pentabark kashaya has antibacterial property against all the test organisms.
M. Mandiwalar *, S. S. Pradeep, R. R. Hiremath and R. Killedar
Department of Shalya Tantra, KAHER’S Shri B. M. Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidhyalaya Shahapur, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.
18 October 2019
04 February 2020
04 March 2020
01 July 2021