K. Rajalakshmi1*,P. Shanmugapriya2, G.J. Christian2,
R. Jeeva Gladys3, V. Banumathi4 and S. Geethalakshmi5
1The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR. Medical University, Chennai, India.
2National Institute of Siddha, Chennai, India.
3Research fellow, DST project, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR. Medical University, Chennai, India.
4Director, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai, India.
5Vice-chancellor, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR. Medical University, Chennai, India.
Diabetes mellitus is a complex metabolic disorder that affects all body systems of an individual. Siddha system of medicine which has its origin in South India terms this multiorgan disorder as Madhumegam and has an enormous collection of antidiabetic drugs that are time-tested. Avaarai kudineer is one such polyherbal antidiabetic formulation that is safe and effective in the management of diabetes. Since Siddha system offer holistic approach in the management of diseases, the present work was carried out to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of this antidiabetic formulation. The results of phytochemical analysis and antimicrobial action of this formulation Avaarai kudineer (AK) is encouraging as it offers mutual benefit to the patients both in the management of diabetes and also in the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications that are due to infections.
Keywords : Siddha,Diabetes mellitus, Avarai kudineer, Antimicrobial study, Phytochemicals.