ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ANTIMICROBIAL ANALYSIS OF NALPAMARADI TAILA BATH SOAP: IN VITRO STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Samhita M Kiran, Priyanka BV *, Kiran M Goud
Abstract: The procedures mentioned for skin care, as part of daily routine, are udvartana (powder massage), abhyanga (oil massage), and snana (bathing). Udvartana promotes skin health by lowering Kapha and liquefying fat. According to Bhavaprakasha, Snana removes mala and sweda and can be performed with amlaka water, which helps to reduce wrinkles and grey hairs. However, due to a hectic lifestyle and a lack of time, snana is performed with hot water, gram flour, turmeric, or, more commonly, soaps and moisturisers after bathing. In Sahasrayogatailaprakaran, Nalpamaradi taila treats itching, scabies, Visarpa (erysipelas), and Kushta (skin disease/leprosy). Nalpamaradi taila is used in this study to make soap, where studies were carried out to check its antimicrobial activity. The study was carried out in two phases. In the first phase, samples were taken from the volunteers from contaminated hands after washing with Nalpamaradi soap immediately and at half-hour intervals. The sample was cultured and observed, which showed a reduction in microbial growth bacteria and fungus. In phase two, Nalpamaradi taila soap was tested for its effect on C.albicans, E.coli, P.aeruginosa and S.aureus. No growth of the above microorganisms was observed after treatment with Nalpamaradi soap. The sample was cultured and observed, revealing a decrease in microbial growth bacteria and fungus. Nalpamaradi soap was tested in phase 2 for its effect on Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus. Following treatment with Nalpamaradi taila soap, no growth of the microorganisms above was observed. This proves the antimicrobial properties of Nalpalmaradi soap.
Keyword: Nalpamaradi taila, Soap, Skin, Antimicrobial, Krimighna