Antibacterial Activity of Homeopathic Mother Tincture Aesculus hippocastanum
Objectives: Various antimicrobial are used widely in health practice to rheostat the growth of microorganism on living tissues. They are vital parts of infection control practices, especially in wound treatment and assistance in the prevention of infections. The current research was done to evaluate and compare the antibacterial effects of ciprofloxacin and Aesculus hippocastanum homoeopathic mother tinctures via well diffusion method. The objective of this study was to estimate in vitro antibacterial effects of homeopathic mother tincture.
Materials and Methods: The experimental homeopathic mother tincture was donated by Masood Homeopathic Pharmaceuticals, Pakistan. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 9027) and Salmonella typhus were taken from American Type Culture Collection (ATCC). Ciprofloxacin (standard antibiotic) 1 mg/ml was taken as positive control and alcohol 70% was taken as negative control group.
Results: Ciprofloxacin expressed maximum activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa among all tested bacteria. Aesculus showed zone of inhibition 9 mm for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 11 mm against Salmonella typhus.
Conclusion: Aesculus hippocastanum showed higher effective results against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella typhus.
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