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Original Articles: 2011 Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Antibacterial potential of some herbo-mineral siddha preparation: An alternative medicine for enteric pathogens


The Siddha system of medicine is one among the great heritage of India. In Siddha system of medicine most of the chronic diseases are cured by the medicines prepared from the metal and mineral products namely Parpam, Chendooram, Chunnam etc. In the present study some clinically used herbo - mineral siddha drugs such as Linga chendooram-1, Linga chendooram - 2, Vajerakandi, Kantharasa villai, Sandamarutham and Rasa chunnam were investigated for antibacterial potential against Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Vibrio cholerae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Staphylococcus aureus. Study suggested that these herbo – mineral siddha preparations may be useful as an alternative medicine in the treatment of enteric bacterial pathogen

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