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ANTI-BACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF RASAMANIKYA

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Author(s): Shalini T.V. | Nagaraja.T.N. | Geetha Balakrishna | Satpute D. Ashok | Shwetha Sheshagiri

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 2;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 1455;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Rasamanikya | Shodhita haratala | Kirby bauer method | Gradient plate technique.

ABSTRACT
The Indian classics of Rasashastra have contributed numerous rasayogas for various diseases. Rasamanikya is one of the simple preparations found in various texts. There are different methods of preparations with difference in ingredients are available. For the present study, reference from siddha bheshaja manimala was taken, in which, shodhita haratala is the only ingredient in Rasamanikya. This is said under jwaradhikara, though indicated in certain other diseases. An effort was made to evaluate the antibacterial efficacy of rasamanikya on staphylococcus aureus (gram positive bacteria) and pseudomonas aeruginosa( gram negative bacteria).
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