Screening of Antibacterial Potential of Some Selected Homoeopathic Mother Tinctures against Common Uropathogens: Research Paper
Objective: Medicinal plants have a number of therapeutic properties to cure variety of diseases. Medicinal plants are also employed for treatment purpose from centuries because of fewer side effects, lesser cost with better outcome. In homeopathic system of medicine, mother tinctures prepared from medicinal plants are employed for the treatment of various diseases. This study was designed to evaluate the antibacterial potential of seven homeopathic mother tinctures against some uropathogenic bacteria.
Methods: Selected mother tinctures were tested against three clinically important human uropathogenic bacteria namely Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia by disc diffusion and well diffusion method. Ciprofloxacin was used as standard drug in concentration of 200mg/100ml whereas 70% alcohol was taken as negative control.
Results: Homeopathic mother tinctures showed good results against Escherichia coli and the Staphylococcus aureus, but these remedies showed minimum results against Klebsiella. Mother tincture of Sepia officianalis exhibited maximum antibacterial activity (30mm) against Escherichia coli among all tested mother tinctures.
Conclusion: This study showed that above tested plant based mother tinctures have good antibacterial potential against the particular microorganisms, especially uropathogens.
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