ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ANTIMICROBIAL STUDY OF GANDHAK TAILA: AN AYURVEDIC WOUND HEALER’ ON STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, ESCHERICHIA COLI AND CANDIDA ALBICANS
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Himsiksha Verma, Sameet Masand *, Sudhaldev Mohapatra
Abstract: Gandhak has been used as a potent medicine in Ayurvedic system of treatment for various kinds of skin manifestations of different fungal as well as bacterial origin. This miraculous medicines is used both internally or/and tropically, in different dosage form as suitable for the patient as well as diseases. In the current scientific work, effect of Gandhak in taila form is assessed for antimicrobial effect on Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Candida albicans, in, in-vitro study. In the culture medium, growth of strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Candida albicans such as Staphylococcus aureus [ATCC6538], and Escherichia coli [ATCC8739] and Candida albicans [ATCC1023] as well as in broth nutrient are found negative when inoculated with Gandhak taila.
Keyword: Gandhak taila, Antimicrobials, Ayurvedic wound healer