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Title: Antibacterial activity of Kutajarista - an Ayurvedic preparation
Authors: Shenoy KR, Premnath
Yoganarasimhan, SN
Keywords: Kutajarista
Antidiarrhoeal activity
Ayurvedic preparation
Antimicrobial activity
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/04, A61P1/06, A61P1/10, A61P1/16
Abstract: Kutajarista, an antidiarrhoeal Ayurvedic formulation prepared in the laboratory using Madhuca longifolia (Koen.) Macbr. (Sapotaceae) (flowers), Holarrhena antidysenterica (Roxb. ex Fleming) Wall. (Apocynaceae) (stem bark), Gmelina arborea Roxb. (Verbenaceae) (stem bark), Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz (Lythraceae), Vitis vinifera L. (Vitaceae) (raisins) and adjuvants, viz. honey and jaggery as ingredients is screened for antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Proteus vulgaris, Salmonella typhi, Bacillus pumilus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis, Micrococcus luteus and Candida albicans; the standard preparation of Kutajarista is compared with three market samples.
Page(s): 362-363
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.08(3) [July 2009]

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