ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF PANCHACAVYA AGAINST URINARY TRACK INFECTION
Objective: The present study analyzes the antibacterial activity of the natural product. Panchagavya is a term used in Ayurveda to describe five important substances obtained from cow namely Urine, Dung, Milk, Ghee Curd and the natural product of honey.
Methods: The sample used as a different concentration of agar well diffusion technique.
Results: Among the natural products, honey/100 Âµl given the maximum zone of inhibition against Staphylococcus aureus (33 mm), Pseudomonas spp. (31 mm), followed by Klebsiella spp. (28 mm)and Escherichia coli (28 mm). The crude extract of Lactobacillussp. (buttermilk and curd) showed the considerable zone of inhibition in all the four isolates such as Pseudomonas spp. Klebsiella spp. followed by Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. There is a considerable zone of inhibition for cow dung was observed only in Staphylococcus aureus. Among the natural products honey, milk, buttermilk was effective.
Conclusion: All urine samples were aseptically inoculated on Eosine Methylene Blue agar (EMB), MacConkey Agar and Blood agar and incubated.Keywords: Panchakavya, Antibacterial activity, Agar well diffusion agar
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