Antimicrobial study of Anandbhairav Ras (Atisar Adhikar) on stock enteropathogenic bacteria w.s.r. to bacterial food poisoning

Author : Savita Saini and Sharad Porte

Bacterial food poisoning is resulting from the ingestion of food contaminated by various bacteria. In Ayurveda infectious diseases and their epidemics have been discussed under the heading of Aupsargic Vyadhi and Janpadodhvans respectively. As bacterial food poisoning is resembles to Atisar (Diarrhoea), the ayurvedic Kalp described in Atisar Adhyay has benefited in bacterial food poisoning. Anandbhairav Ras (Atisar) is a drug belonging to Atisar Chikitsa Adhyaya. The study was design to evaluate in vitro anti-bacterial efficacy of Anandbhairav Ras against microorganism (pathogen) on stock enteropathogenic bacteria by using Well diffusion susceptibility testing. The in vitro antimicrobial study has studied in 9 groups and compared. All the 9 groups have studied on stock enteropathogenic bacteria Bacillus cereus, E. coli, Salmonella Typhi and Staphylococcu aureus and zone of inhibition has been measured in mm. In vitro antimicrobial efficacy of Anandbhairav Ras (ABR) on stock enteropathogenic bacteria, Ofloxacine 2 mg has showed maximum growth of inhibition followed by Ofloxacine 1 mg, ABR 8mg and ABR 4mg in Staphylococcus aureus. In vitro antimicrobial efficacy of Anandbhairav Ras on stock enteropathogenic bacteria has showed significant inhibition zone in both group study and positive against negative control, through the positive standard has more result than study group. Hence ABR can be used in infectious disease especially by enterogenic pathogen in therapeutic dose.

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