EFFICACY OF ALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF DHATAKI (WOODFORDIA FRUTICOSA) AGAINST CANDIDA ALBICANS FROM KAPHAJA YONIVYAPAT (VULVO VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS)
Dr Athira CN, Dr Gopikrishna S, Dr Shashirekha K S
Department of Roga Nidana Evum Vikruti Vijnana ,SDM college of ayurveda and hospital, B M road,Thanniruhalla,Hassan,Karnataka,India
Women represent the cornerstone of a familys overall health, ensuring they have access to quality care leads to improvement in health of children as well as the whole family.Vulvo vaginal candidiasis is the second most common infection among reproductive aged women with a single incidence of 75% and two or more episodes of 45% of women.Clinical features of vulvo vaginal candidiasis finds similarity with features of Kaphaja yonivyapad mentioned in ayurvedic classics.The drug Dhataki is attributed with Krimigna action in ayurvedic literature and studies have shown its antimicrobial action against various organisms.In the current study,action of alcoholic extract of Dhataki against Candida albicans is evaluated from vaginal swab sample collected from patients diagnosed with kaphaja yonivyapad( Vulvo vaginal candidiasis) by culture and sensitivity. With the current study, it is evident that the mean zone of inhibition of alcoholic extract of Dhataki possesses anti-microbial action against the fungus Candida albicans. Further, it is also obvious that as the concentration of aqueous extract of Dhataki increases, the zone of inhibition also increases.
Keywords: Vulvo vaginal candidiasis,Kaphaja yonivyapad,Candida albicans,Culture and sensitivity,Dhataki,Alcohol extract
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Research & Development (IJRD)
Published on : 2023-07-15