Development of poly herbal finished antibacterial wound dressing
P Yasotha, K Sunmathi
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of the medicinal plants Tridex procumbens, Coleus ambonicus, Aclypha indica, Vitex nigundo, these plants possess varies secondary metabolites which are responsible for its anti-viral, anti- ulcer, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This antibacterial activity encouraged to work on identification of antibacterial investigation and study on wound healing properties of these medicinal plant. The four different plants extract were combined with equal ratio (50:50) and finished with viscose spun laced non-woven fabric. The PHC1 (Poly Herbal Combination 1), PHC2 (Poly Herbal Combination 2) finished fabrics were tested using the standard disc diffusion method (AATCC 147) against three bacterial species, which are prominently found in wound site Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa,. The antibacterial activity relived that PHC1 has more effective than PHC2. Hence this PHC1 based finished fabric is excellent for developing antibacterial wound care dressing.