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Title: <i style="">In-vitro</i> antibacterial activity of <i style="">Takrarishta</i> – an Ayurvedic formulation
Authors: Bhardwaj, Sandeep
Achliya, Girish S
Meghre, Vijaya S
Wadodkar, Sudhir G
Dorle, Avinash K
Keywords: Antibacterial activity
Ayurvedic drug
Food poisoning
Gastrointestinal infections
<i style="">Panchgavya</i>
<i style="">Takrarishta</i>
Issue Date: Jul-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>: </b>A61K36/00,A61P1/04, A61P1/06, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/14, A61P29/00, A61P31/00
Abstract: <i style="">Takrarishta</i> is an Ayurvedic formulation containing <i style="">Go-Takra</i> (buttermilk prepared from curd of cow’s milk), <i style="">Amla, Harda, Marich, Ajowan, Saindhava namak, Sauvarcala namak, Bida namak, Audbhida namak </i>and<i style=""> Samudra namak </i>is indicated against haemorrhoids, worm infestation, loss of appetite, irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhoea. In present investigation, <i style="">Takrarishta</i> formulation has been screened for antibacterial activity against ten bacterial species, <i style="">Staphylococcus aureus</i>, <i style="">Salmonella typhi</i>, <i style="">Bacillus subtilis</i> (MTCC 441), <i style="">Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> (MTCC 424), <i style="">Proteus vulgaris</i> (MTCC 1771), <i style="">Micrococcus luteus</i> (MTCC 1541), <i style="">Bacillus cereus</i> (MTCC 430) <i style="">Escherichia coli</i> (MTCC 739), <i style="">Shigella flexneri</i> (MTCC 1457) and <i style="">Clostridium perfringens</i> (NCIM 2677). The formulation as well as individual components exhibited antibacterial activity against different strains. The formulation has been suggested to be useful in gastrointestinal infections and in food poisoning.
Description: 380-383
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.05(3) [July 2006]

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