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Title: Antibacterial potential of hydroalcoholic extracts of Triphala components against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria – A preliminary report
Authors: Bag, Anwesa
Bhattacharyya, Subir Kumar
Pal, Nishith Kumar
Chattopadhyay, Rabi Ranjan
Keywords: Cytoxicity study;Drug resistance;Total phenolics;Triphala components;Uropathogens
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Triphala”, the Ayurvedic wonder is used traditionally for the treatment of different types of diseases since antiquity. The hydroalcoholic extracts of the three components of Triphala powder demonstrated varying degrees of strain specific antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria. Terminalia chebula fruit extract was active against all the test isolates followed by Terminalia belerica and Emblica officinalis. There was a close association between antibacterial activity and total phenolic content of Triphala components.The test plant extracts were also found to be non-toxic on human erythrocyte membrane at recommended and even higher doses. The preliminary results of the present study may help in developing effective and safe antimicrobial agents from Triphala components for the treatment of urinary tract infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Page(s): 709-714
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/21067
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.51(09) [September 2013]

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