Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--29

Antibacterial activity of some Indian ayurvedic preparations against enteric bacterial pathogens


DH Tambekar, SB Dahikar 
 Department of Microbiology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, India

Correspondence Address:
D H Tambekar
Department of Microbiology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati-444 602
India

In Ayurveda, various herbal preparations are clinically used to prevent or cure infectious diseases. Herbal preparations such as Triphala churna, Hareetaki churna, Dashmula churna, Manjistadi churna, Sukhsarak churna, Ajmodadi churna, Shivkshar pachan churna, Mahasudarshan churna, Swadist Virechan churna and Pipramool churna were investigated by preparing their organic solvent extract 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, respectively. In the present study, Triphala churna, Hareetaki churna, Dashmula churna were potent antibacterial agents against S. epidermidis, P. vulgaris, S. aureus, E. coli, P. aeruginosa and S. typhi. The study supports the use of these herbal preparations not only as dietary supplements but also as agents to prevent or control enteric bacterial infections.


How to cite this article:
Tambekar D H, Dahikar S B. Antibacterial activity of some Indian ayurvedic preparations against enteric bacterial pathogens.J Adv Pharm Technol Res 2011;2:24-29


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Tambekar D H, Dahikar S B. Antibacterial activity of some Indian ayurvedic preparations against enteric bacterial pathogens. J Adv Pharm Technol Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Dec 2 ];2:24-29
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