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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Assessment of microbial quality of some marketed herbal medicinal formulations

Author(s):
Firdous H Shaikh, Anuradha K Salunkhe and Seemadevi S Kadam
Abstract:
This study was intended to assess the microbial quality of some marketed herbal medicinal formulations collected from Satara, Maharashtra (India). Ten samples i.e. five water-soluble and five water-insoluble marketed herbal medicinal formulations were collected from retail pharmacy of Satara city. The investigation of microbial load was performed according to Indian Pharmacopoeia. Total aerobic bacterial count was found in 9/10 samples. Total fungi count was found in 10/10 samples. Staphylococcus aureus was the most frequently isolated bacteria from 6 samples of marketed herbal medicinal formulations, while Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Escherichia coli followed in 5 samples, 4 samples, 3 samples, respectively.The present investigation indicated the contamination of marketed herbal medicinal formulations by microbes. Thus, evaluation techniques for contamination should be pointed out at every manufacturing step to assess the microbial contamination level on crude drug.
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How to cite this article:
Firdous H Shaikh, Anuradha K Salunkhe, Seemadevi S Kadam. Assessment of microbial quality of some marketed herbal medicinal formulations. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):546-550.

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