ANALYTICAL STUDY OF PRATHAPABHAIRAVA RASA AND ITS EVALUATION OF ANTI BACTERIAL ACTIVITY ON E.COLI AND STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS
Dr. Sukanya Chathanath* and Dr. V. Shreeshananda Sharma
Introduction: Rasashastra is a branch of Ayurvedic pharmaceutics which utilises metals, minerals, gemstones, animal products and herbal ingredients to formulate medicines which acts as rejuvenative, cures chronic diseases and ultimately helps to increase longeivity. Prathapabhairava rasa is one such Rasoushadhi mentioned in Atisara Adhyaya of the book Rasa Jala Nidhi. Materials and methods: Prathapabhairava rasa contains Shudha Hingula, Shudha Gandhaka, Shudha Vatsanabh, Shudha Tankana, Triphala churna and Jambeera swarasa as bhavana dravya. Results: Prathapabhairava Rasa had Anti-microbial action against Gram Negative bacteria E.coli and Gram Positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus which cause various infectious diseases in human being. By the results obtained through Anti-bacterial study of prepared drug it is proved that Prathapabhairava rasa can be therapeutically more effective.
Keywords: Prathapabhairava Rasa, Rasoushadhi, Anti bacterial.
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