Analysis of the anti-microbial and probiotic action of Pathyadi churna
Keywords: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.
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