Medicinal properties of Aparajitha dhooma choornam
Aparajitha dhooma choornam - choorna
Aparajitha dhooma choornam:
It is used for fumigation.
Synonyms: Aparajitha choornam
Aparajitha Dhooma choornam is mentioned in Ayurvedic texts in the context of Jwara Chikitsa for fumigation. The fumigation prevents the spread of infectious fever and also disinfects the air from pathogens. In the study, Aparajitha Dhooma choornam was used as a fumigation powder for creating an aseptic condition in the critical areas of production and filling in the factory.
Eight herbs were used in the preparation of Aparajitha Dhooma choornam. The ingredients of the choornam are described in above The raw materials obtained from market were air dried in shade at room temperature and powdered mechanically
MEDIA AND REAGENTS
The chemicals required included Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) and Nutrient Agar (NA) for preparing agar plates and were of analytical grade.
Possibilities of future studies include the screening of different phytochemicals and antimicrobial activities by disc method along with these studies. Aparajitha Dhooma choornam can be raised to the level of a novel potential agent in the area of surface sterilization in herbal medicine manufacturing industries.
Research: MICROBIAL GROWTH INHIBITION BY APARAJITHA DHOOMA CHOORNAM
The antimicrobial activity was evaluated for each section separately. Duplicate agar plates of SDA and NA were incubated at each section and the microbial flora was studied. The growth of microbes was calculated by total plate count method. The same procedure was repeated half- an- hour after fumigation with Aparajitha Dhooma choornam.
The following studies were also carried out: 1. Microbial flora study after fumigation for 1 week. 2. Microbial flora study, weekly once for a month with fumigation.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
The microbial flora was studied before and after fumigation and results are summarized. The flora before fumigation was rich in coliforms and many saprophytic fungi as shown in Table (2). After fumigation, the data showed a considerable reduction in microbes. Table (3). The potential of the plant composition in Aparajitha Dhooma choornam and their phytochemical constituents were looked into. The probable chemical structures, producing an antimicrobial effect are charted in Table (5). The present study establishes the antimicrobial activity of Aparajitha Dhooma choornam. The choornam showed significantly higher inhibition of various Aspergillus species. But, it was observed that the overall activity was more pronounced against bacteriae as compared to fungi. The key result of the data is that, the continuous fumigation totally inhibited the bacterial growth and reduced fungal growth upto one colony of Aspergillus species per plate. Table (4) CONCLUSION Possibilities of future studies include the screening of different phytochemicals and antimicrobial activities by disc method along with these studies. Aparajitha Dhooma choornam can be raised to the level of a novel potential agent in the area of surface sterilization in herbal medicine manufacturing industries.