Antibacterial potential of hydroalcoholic extracts of triphala components against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria--a preliminary report
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

"Triphala", the Ayurvedic wonder is used traditionally for the treatment of different types of diseases since antiquity. The hydroalcoholic extracts of the three components of Triphala powder demonstrated varying degrees of strain specific antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria. Terminalia chebula fruit extract was active against all the test isolates followed by Terminalia belerica and Emblica officinalis. There was a close association between antibacterial activity and total phenolic content of Triphala components.The test plant extracts were also found to be non-toxic on human erythrocyte membrane at recommended and even higher doses. The preliminary results of the present study may help in developing effective and safe antimicrobial agents from Triphala components for the treatment of urinary tract infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria.

Author(s): 
Bag, Anwesa
Bhattacharyya, Subir Kumar
Pal, Nishith Kumar
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal Abbreviation: 
Indian J. Exp. Biol.
Publication Date: 
2013-09
Publication Year: 
2013
Pages: 
709-714
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
9
ISSN: 
0019-5189
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24377130

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Anwesa Bag, Subir Kumar Bhattacharyya and Nishith Kumar Pal. 2013-09. "Antibacterial potential of hydroalcoholic extracts of triphala components against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria--a preliminary report." Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 51: 9: 709-714.

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