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Title: In-vitro antibacterial activity of Takrarishta – 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;Panchgavya;Takrarishta
Issue Date: Jul-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00,A61P1/04, A61P1/06, A61P1/08, A61P1/10, A61P1/14, A61P29/00, A61P31/00
Abstract: Takrarishta is an Ayurvedic formulation containing Go-Takra (buttermilk prepared from curd of cow’s milk), Amla, Harda, Marich, Ajowan, Saindhava namak, Sauvarcala namak, Bida namak, Audbhida namak and Samudra namak is indicated against haemorrhoids, worm infestation, loss of appetite, irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhoea. In present investigation, Takrarishta formulation has been screened for antibacterial activity against ten bacterial species, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Bacillus subtilis (MTCC 441), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MTCC 424), Proteus vulgaris (MTCC 1771), Micrococcus luteus (MTCC 1541), Bacillus cereus (MTCC 430) Escherichia coli (MTCC 739), Shigella flexneri (MTCC 1457) and Clostridium perfringens (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.
Page(s): 380-383
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.05(3) [July 2006]

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