Varsha Mundhra, Pranit Ambulkar and K. Shankar Rao
Posters: Altern Integ Med
Introduction: Tridax procumbens Linn . (Tridax) is a common weed found all over India. It is commonly known as PeetBhringraj, Jakhamjod, Kambarmodi, etc. It is traditionally being used from centuries for wound healing and haemostasis. It is also for the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, bronchial catarrh, etc. Hypothesis: Tridax procumbens Linn . (Tridax) is a traditionally being used in wound management. It is also known for its haemostatic action. As the antiseptic action of Tridax is observed traditionally, the hypothesis is that, Tridax has got some antimicrobial activity. Objective: To evaluate antimicrobial activity of various ayurvedic dosage forms of Tridax such as swarasa, kwatha, taila, ghrita, kshara and solvent extracts against 11 pathogenic microbes, bacteria and fungi. Materials and Methods: Above mentioned dosage forms of Tridax were tested for their antimicrobial activity against 11 common pathogenic microbes by culture and sensitivity method. Results and Conclusion: The results were encouraging. Different dosage forms of Tridax exhibits good antimicrobial activity against many microbes. Some dosage forms have typical antimicrobial activity against some typical microbes. So the experimentation with different dosage forms has reviled the new dimension of antimicrobial activity of Tridax. The details of experiment and results will be discussed during the seminar. Keywords: Tridax procumbens
Varsha Mundhra is M.D. scholar at Dept. of Rasashastra & B.K., National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, working on different dosage form of medicaments.
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