Year : 2013 | Volume : 32 | Issue : 6 | Page : 58-
PA02.13. Invitro antimicrobial study of Gojihwadi kwatha ghana with special reference to upper respiratory tract infection
Prakash Jondhale1, P Suresh2, RP Sharma3, Ekta Minghani4,
1 P.G. Scholar, Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, N.I.A, Jaipur, India
2 Asso. Prof. Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya kalpana, N.I.A., Jaipur, India
3 Lecturer, Dept. of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya kalpana, N.I.A. Jaipur, India
4 Asso. Prof., Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Applied Science, Sitapura, Jaipur, India
Purpose: Bhaishajya Kalpana is a specialized branch of Ayurveda which deals with the procurement, processing and right application of a drug to cure any diseases. Simply it is an art of preparing and dispensing of medicine. Gojihwadi Kwatha is a most common drug used in ailment of upper respiratory system, such as Pratishyaya, Kasa, Shwasa in day to day clinical practice.Extracts of Gojihwadi Kwatha was done with an intention to evaluate its efficacy against selected URTI (Upper respiratory tract infection) causing pathogenic microorganism. Method: Different extracts were prepared by extracting samples of Gojihwadi Kwatha Ghana were tested for their antimicrobial activity against pathogenic organisms. Result: Ghana of Gojihwadi Kwatha showed significant inhibition of various microbes related to URTI specially Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsillae pneumonae and Proteus vulgaris. Hence efficacy of Gojihwadi Kwatha as mentioned in classical text is hereby scientifically validated.