ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : An invitro Anti-bacterial and HPTLC Study of Latexes of Alstonia scholaris (Linn.)R.Br and Calotropis gigantia (Linn.)R.Br to substantiate its ancient usage.
Authors : Dr.Anjana Devi. S, Dr.N Manoj Kumar MD (Ay)
Keywords : Alstonia scholaris, Saptaparna, Calotropis gigantia, Arka, Krimi Danta sula, Dental caries, Anti-bacterial study, HPTLC, E.coli
Issue Date : July 2017
Abstract :
Alstonia scholaris (Linn.)R.Br known as Saptaparna and Calotropis gigantia (Linn.)R.Br. known as Arka in Ayurveda is being widely used for many medicinal preparations. But the latexes of these are not in much common use. Ancient texts of Ayurveda mentioned that the mixture of latexes of Saptaparna & Arka is very effective for pain in dental caries (Krimi Danta sula). So an Anti-bacterial study with E.coli and Gingivitis bacteria using ampicilin as control and HPTLC profiling were done to substantiate this ancient usage which is totally neglected today. The individual samples as well as the mixture were subjected to the above studies. The results showed that in the Anti-bacterial study the mixture was as effective as the control drug ampicillin. The total area got in the HPTLC of the mixture was found to be more than the individual samples. So the ancient usage is almost substantiated
Page(s) : 157-162
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 8, No.07