SCREENING OF SOME HERBAL PREPARATIONS USED IN INDIAN AYURVEDIC MEDICINE FOR ITS ANTIBACTERIAL POTENTIALSAbstract
Ayurvedic medicine plays a crucial role in healthcare and serves the health need of a vast majority of people in developing countries. Some clinically used ayurvedic herbal preparations were investigated (solvent extract preparation) for antibacterial potential against enteric bacterial pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Salmonella typhimurium and Proteus vulgaris. In present study Shatawaryadi churna, Panchasakar churna, Talisadi churna, Dashmula churna and Manjistadi churna were potent antibacterial against Staphylococcus epidermidis, Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella typhi. Study suggested thatthese herbal preparations may be useful as an alternative medicine in the treatment of enteric bacterial infection.
D. H. Tambekar* and S. B. Dahikar
Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
17 September, 2010
02 November, 2010
10, January 2011