Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Andrographis paniculata, Nees by disk diffusion method.

Subash Chandran, G; Zahir Hussain, M.I. and Murugesan, A.G. (2009) Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Andrographis paniculata, Nees by disk diffusion method. Siddha Papers, 02 (06). pp. 1-9. ISSN 0974-2522

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Abstract

This work mainly focus on the potential antibacterial value of various extracts of Andrographis paniculata against various pathogenic microorganisms by employing disk diffusion method. In Siddha system of medicine the herb Nilavembu (A.paniculata) used to treat various ailments including infectious diseases even viral origin too according to its pharmacodynamics. But this work highlights its antibacterial sensitivity in par with modern standard antibiotics. The results are quite encouraging, further studies needed.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Siddha, Nilavembu, Andrographis paniculata, Anti microbial sensitivity, Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani (ASU).
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Complex Mixtures > Plant Preparations > Plant Extracts
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria
Bacteria > Gram-Negative Bacteria
Plants > Plant Families and Groups > Angiosperms
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Phytotherapy
ID Code:3247
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:01 June 2009

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