Anti microbial activity of different dosage forms of Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia Linn.) taila, An Ayurvedic formulation

  • Acharya M J
  • Singh T R
  • Patgiri B J

Abstract

           Psoralea corylifolia Linn. commonly known as “Bakuchi†used in Indian traditional medicine. Ayurveda for the treatment of leucoderma, scabies, leprosy, psoriasis, dermatitis etc. Bakuchi taila is one of the Ayurvedic formulation which is used externally in skin disease. Hence, an attempt has been made to convert Bakuchi taila into its different dosage forms and to evaluate anti microbial activity against gram positive and gram negative bacilli. Bakuchi taila, Bakuchi gel, Bakuchi siktha taila and Bakuchi ointment possess significant anti microbial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia. These results confirmed that potential of Bakuchi seeds (Psoralea corylifolia Linn.) in the development of Ayurvedic topical skin formulations.

 

Author Biographies

Acharya M J

M. Pharm Scholar, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug

Research, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved

University Jamnagar 361008
Singh T R
Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug Research, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University Jamnagar 361008
Patgiri B J
Associate Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug Research, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University Jamnagar 361008.
Published
2015-09-27
Section
Research Articles