Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2008 / Article

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Volume 5 |Article ID 953621 | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nem002

Yogesh S. Biradar, Sheetal Jagatap, K. R. Khandelwal, Smita S. Singhania, "Exploring of Antimicrobial Activity of Triphala Mashi—An Ayurvedic Formulation", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 5, Article ID 953621, 7 pages, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nem002

Exploring of Antimicrobial Activity of Triphala Mashi—An Ayurvedic Formulation

Received26 Feb 2006
Accepted26 Sep 2006

Abstract

Triphala Mashi is an ayurvedic formulation that was prepared in our lab. Aqueous and alcoholic extracts of both Triphala and Triphala Mashi were used, to evaluate antimicrobial activity. Comparative phytochemical profile of Triphala and Triphala Mashi was done by preliminary phytochemical screening, total phenolic content and thin layer chromatography (TLC). Antimicrobial activity includes isolation of pathogens from clinical samples, its characterization, testing its multiple drug resistance against standard antibiotics and antimicrobial activity of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of both Triphala and Triphala Mashi against these organisms by using agar gel diffusion method. Triphala Mashi containing phenolic compounds, tannins exhibited comparable antimicrobial activity in relation to Triphala against all the microorganisms tested. It inhibits the dose-dependent growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. In conclusion, it appears that Triphala Mashi has non-specific antimicrobial activity.

Copyright © 2008 Yogesh S. Biradar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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