Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


Screening of Antimicrobial Activity of Siddha drug Kukkiladhi Choornam.

Hygeia.J.D.Med 2018; 10(1):40-42 
DOI: 10.15254/H.J.D.Med.10.2018.176.

Marimuthu Revathi1*, Murugesan Karthikeyan2, Ashok Gnanasekaran2, Ranjith MS2.

1. Department of Pothu Maruthuvam, Sivaraj Siddha Medical College, Salem - 636 307, Tamilnadu, India.
2. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Quest International University Perak, Malaysia.

Plan: Kukkiladhi choornam is one of the Siddha drugs, which has been indicated for its anti-microbial properties. The aim of the present study was to validate the antibacterial and antifungal activity of Kukkiladhi choornam extract against various microorganisms.
Preface: The present study examined the in-vitro screening of antimicrobial activity of Siddha drug Kukkiladhi choornam.
Methodology: The extracts were tested for antimicrobial activity using agar well diffusion on solid media. The microorganisms used in the present study include Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Shigella flexneri, Proteus vulgaris, and Candida albicans.
Outcome: The study revealed that 50µl extract of Kukkiladhichoornam had significant inhibiting activity against Shigellaflexneri (17mm), Streptococcus pyogenes (17mm) and Candida albicans (18mm).
Keywords: Kukkiladhi choornam, Antibacterial, and antifungal activity


Marimuthu Revathi BSMS, MD, 
Department of Pothu Maruthuvam,
Sivaraj Siddha Medical College,
Salem- 636 307, Tamilnadu, India.  


Article History

Received:14 August 2017,   
Revised:  10 February 2018

Accepted:20 March 2018,
Available online: 15 September 2018

Article citation

MarimuthuRevathi*, Murugesan Karthikeyan, Ashok Gnanasekaran, Ranjith MS. Screening of Antimicrobial Activity of Siddha drug Kukkiladhi Choornam. Hygeia.J.D.Med 2018;10(1):40-42.Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com, DOI:10.15254/H.J.D.Med.10.2018.176.


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