Vol. 7, Issue 9 (2018)
Microbiological quality of herbal sandesh prepared by ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) at ambient temperature
Saiyyad Alamdar Husain and John David
In the present study Herbal Sandesh, a chhana-based (heat-acid coagulated product) popular sweet delicacy of the eastern part of India, especially in West Bengal, is prepared by incorporating medicinal herbs that showed microbiological properties. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)are popular medicinal plant that helps to improve microbial quality of dairy products. The present study was carried out to find out the microbiological analysis such as Standard Plate count, Coliform count, Yeast and mould with herbal extract inclusion in the Sandesh. The addition of herbs @1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5% and 6% decreased the SPC and Yeast and Mould, where as in the present investigation coliform count were found to be absent in all the samples (0, 5, 10 and 15 days). This indicates that proper hygienic precautions had been taken during the production and packaging of Herbal Sandesh.The result found that best result in SPC and Yeast and mould count at 0,5,10 day15 of herbal Sandesh by inclusion of Ashwaghandha @ 3% and Tulsi @ 3 % herbs extract respectively in selected Sandesh compared to @ 0% used of herb in Sandesh.
How to cite this article:
Saiyyad Alamdar Husain and John David. Microbiological quality of herbal sandesh prepared by ashwagandha (<em>Withania somnifera</em>) and tulsi (<em>Ocimum sanctum</em>) at ambient temperature. 2018; 7(9): 135-138.