Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003438
Title: A study on the antimicrobial activity of some herbal drugs used in Unani system of medicine on selected human pathogens
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: The use of herbal medicine is increasing with the increase in the development of drug resistance among the bacterial population. Herbal medicines are safe with no side effects and have significant action against bacteria and other microorganisms. Study the antimicrobial activity of the ethanolic extract of Cyperus rotundus and Operculina turpethum on select human pathogens such as Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Materials and Methods: Bacterial strains used are multidrug-resistant of E. faecalis, S. aureus, and P. aeruginosa that are obtained from the Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and maintained in nutrient agar slope at 4°C. Moreover, extracts ate taken from plant leaf powder. Results: The investigation of antibacterial activity of ayurvedic preparations on E. faecalis, S. aureus, and P. aeruginosa was done by agar well diffusion method. Mean zones of inhibition of different concentrations were measured and compared with the control. Conclusion: Based on the results recorded in the present findings, in it concluded that Unani system of medicine has a potential antimicrobial agent on human pathogenic microorganisms and hence the herbal drug may serve as one of the potential antimicrobial agents. Further studies on isolation of active principles from the plant are needed.

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    J. Anuishwarya1 , V. Vishnupriya1 , R. Ponnulakshmi 2 , R. Gayathri 1 , K. Madhan1 , B. Shyamaladevi 1 , J. Selvaraj1 *

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Central Research Laboratory, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. J. Selvaraj, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai -600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    J. Anuishwarya1 , V. Vishnupriya1 , R. Ponnulakshmi 2 , R. Gayathri 1 , K. Madhan1 , B. Shyamaladevi 1 , J. Selvaraj1 *

    Title:A study on the antimicrobial activity of some herbal drugs used in Unani system of medicine on selected human pathogens
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (817-819)
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    Methodology:Antimicrobial activity, Human pathogens
    Research Materials:Unani system of medicine

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Antimicrobial activity Human pathogens Unani system of medicine

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