Author(s): Vicharchika, Eczema, Arka taila, Murchana, Staphylococcus aureus, Sneha Kalpana
Appearance carries a lot in modern world. Human beings are very much aware about the way they present before others. Vicharchika (eczema) is one of the most common skin problems and bacterial infection is one of the causes for this. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the bacteria found as a cause in experimental studies. Arka taila is a sneha kalpana preparation explained in Sharangadhara samhita that has been taken for this study with the aim of evaluating the effect of Arka taila prepared with a special concept named as murchana (addition of some other drugs to main formulation according to the base of taila used). All drugs used in this preparation are having anti- bacterial activity separately. Hence two methods (with and without murchana) of Arka taila were prepared with different ratios of kalka. The experimental study shows that on Staphylococcus aureus, both the samples of murchita arka taila prepared with 1/8th and 1/4th kalka has shown zone of inhibition at concentrations 25μl, 50μl, 75μl, 100μl. This study has proved that Arka taila prepared with murchana has anti- bacterial effect on Staphylococcus aureus.