Analysis of the anti-microbial and probiotic action of Pathyadi churna


  • Nikhil Neelakandhan E U
  • Shailesh Deshpande
  • Basil
  • Sijo



Pathyadi Churna, Antimicrobial activity, Probiotic activity, Masthu


Pathyadi churna is a Herbo-Mineral preparation mentioned in Chakradutta, which is indicated in all types of Ajeerna like Ama, Vidagdha, Vishtabdha and Rasasesha. Pathya, Pippali and Souvarchala lavana are the ingredients of the preparation. This study is conducted to find the action of Pathyadi Churna against microorganisms which causes digestive disorders and which helps in digestion. The antimicrobial study of Pathyadi churna revealed its action against S. aureus, C. albicans, Lactobacillus acidophilus and B. subtilis, but the probiotic action is revealed when the trial drug is given with its Anupana Masthu. Also found that Pathyadi churna doesn’t act against E. coli bacteria. Overall, Pathyadi Churna showed anti-microbial action alone and probiotic action with its Anupana Masthu. 

Author Biographies

Nikhil Neelakandhan E U

PhD Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, Parul Institute of Ayurved, Waghodia & Assistant Professor, 

Vishnu Ayurveda College, Shoranur. India.

Shailesh Deshpande

Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Parul Institute of Ayurveda, Parul University, Waghodia. India.


Head, Department of Chemistry, CARe Keralam, Koratty, Thrissur. India.


Head, Department of Microbiology, CARe keralam, Koratty, Thrissur. India. 




How to Cite

Neelakandhan E U, N., Deshpande, S. ., Basil, & Sijo. (2022). Analysis of the anti-microbial and probiotic action of Pathyadi churna. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(2), 543–549.



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