Anti-microbial sensitivity testing of a traditional Indian Medicine.

Walter, Thomas M. (2006) Anti-microbial sensitivity testing of a traditional Indian Medicine.

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In this study, a Siddha drug, “Saveera Chendooram” which was prepared as per the procedure mentioned in the ancient Siddha literatures is subjected to Anti-microbial sensitivity testing. The drug consists of Mercuric Chloride (purified) and Borax (purified). This drug has immense therapeutic effect in relieving painful musculo-skeletal conditions, fever, delirium, vomiting and diarrhea. Muller-Hilton agar is used for the drug sensitivity testing because it is a non nutrient media which gives better results. Various concentrations of the disks were prepared from the drug ‘Mercuric chloride”. Sensitivity was tested against the following organisms. 1. Escherichia coli 2. Klebsiella 3. Proteus 4. Citrobacter and 5. Staphylococci aureus. The study revealed that the drug Mercuric chloride was active against all the micro organisms tested i.e. E.coli, Klebsiella, Proteus, Citrobacter and staphylococci.

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Additional Information: This article has been published in the Medicine category of Research SEA, a specialised research news dissemination service for Asia. ResearchSEA is Asia's first research news portal, a one-stop centre where journalists and members of the public can gain access to news and local experts from the research world in Asia.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anti-microbial testing, Mercuric chloride, Siddha, Muller-Hilton agar, Savveera chendooram
Subjects:Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Inorganic Chemicals > Mercury Compounds > Mercuric Chloride
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Investigative Techniques > Evaluation Studies
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Materia Medica
ID Code:1742
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:10 August 2006

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