EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF DADRUNASHAK LEPA
In recent years, there is leap in incidences of skin disorders in tropical developing countries like India. Due to various environmental factors, unhygienic conditions, poor food quality, poverty etc. Dadru is one such Kushtha prakaar. It is a Kapha Pitta pradhan twakvikaar affecting all age groups. It can be broadly correlated with Tinea infection in modern science.
“Dadrunashak Lepa” is one such exclusive lepa from Ravankruta Arka Prakash which is useful in Dadruchikitsa. Here is a study of Antifungal activity of this Dadrunashak lepa on two fungi namely Trichophyton Rubrum and Microsporum Canis which are the causative agents of Tinea infection (Dadru Kushtha).
Antifungal activity was done using well diffusion method and it was observed that this lepa has an excellent Antifungal activity due to synergistic action of its ingredients such as Kushtha, Laksha, Chakramarda, Haridra, Sarshapa, Saindhava and Amrasthi on the fungi.
Keywords: Dadru, Tinea infection, Antifungal activity (Well diffusion method).Dr. Tejal