Antimicrobial activity of Karpoora Mezhugu: a Siddha drug

Krishnaveni, M.; Maheswari, Dr.; Prema, S. and Anbu, J. (2008) Antimicrobial activity of Karpoora Mezhugu: a Siddha drug. Siddha Papers, 01 (08) RP (Independence Day Special). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0974-2522

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The Siddha drug, ‘Karpoora Mezhugu’ has a variety of traditional uses. In the clinical therapy the drug is administered orally for the treatment of Peenism (Sinusitis). Indian systems of medicine have been shown to have potent antimicrobial properties. Thus scientific investigations in search of antimicrobial agents constitute an important approach to the problem of antibiotic resistant strains. The present study was therefore designed to assess the antimicrobial property of Karpoora mezhugu.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Siddha, Karpoora melugu, Peenisam, Sinusitis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Proteaus vulgaris, Pseudomonas, Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Antimicrobial Property, Antibiotic Resistance
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Bacteria > Proteobacteria
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria
Chemical Actions and Uses > Pharmacologic Actions > Therapeutic Uses > Anti-Infective Agents > Anti-Bacterial Agents
Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena > Drug Resistance
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Sinusitis
Fungi > Mitosporic Fungi
Bacteria > Gram-Negative Bacteria > Gram-Negative Aerobic Bacteria > Gram-Negative Aerobic Rods and Cocci > Pseudomonadaceae > Pseudomonas
Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity > Biological Phenomena
Fungi > Yeasts
Bacteria > Gram-Negative Bacteria
Plants > Plants, Medicinal
ID Code:3077
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:17 September 2008

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