Anti-Microbial Study Of Calcined Sliver (Rajata Bhasma)

Hebbar, Krishna Raghava and Gokarn, Rohit and Kamath, Madhusudhana and Shobha, KL (2016) Anti-Microbial Study Of Calcined Sliver (Rajata Bhasma). International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, 7 (6). pp. 56-59. ISSN 2229-3566

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RajataBhasma (RB) is a calcined silver compound widely used by practitioners of Ayurveda for various ailments like depletion of body elements, neurological disorders, muscular dystrophy, infertility, diabetes, various infectious conditions etc. It also lowers aggravated Pitta Dosha (humor responsible for metabolism and transformation)causing inflammatory condition. Previous studies have established pharmaceutical standardization and characterization of RB but Antimicrobial susceptibility study is not attempted yet. RB was prepared by Kajjali (Black Sulphide of Mercury) as a media and subjecting for Laghu Puta. (Incineration cycle with Max temp 5500C) Seven Repeated Calcination cycle was followed to achieve Chief Desired Characteristics (CDC). Further the end product was tested for its Classical accomplishment tests followed by physic-chemical analysis. Antimicrobial susceptibility was studied to understand the effectiveness of RB. RB was prepared in 7Puta(Incineration cycle). All classical test for completion of the product were positive. Alcoholic extract of RB was found to be very effective against all the bacterial strains studied i.e. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeuruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus with the diameter of zone of inhibition being 16, 22 and 22 mm respectively. RB showed moderate antibacterial activity by following disc diffusion method. However studies with different methods and solutions may be studied for better understanding of anti-microbial action of RB.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rasashastra; Kajjali; Staphylococcus aureus; Pseudomonas aeuruginosa; Escherichia coli
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ayurveda
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2017 11:45
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2017 11:45

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