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J Complement Med Res. 2020; 11(5): 123-127

Antibacterial Activity of Acacia Catechu Seed Against Urinary Tract Pathogens

Lakshmi T, Anitha Roy,Rinki Susan George, Raghunandhakumar. S.


The study aims to investigate the antibacterial efficacy of the Acacia catechu seed extract against selected Urinary tract pathogens Acacia catechu is known as the Cutch tree. This plant has the following medicinal properties: Astringent, Bactericidal, Refrigerant, Stimulant, Masticator, Expectorant. Acacia catechu seeds are flat, dark brown, and measure 5-8 mm in diameter. The seeds are edible, and the extract is useful in the treatment of many medical conditions in the Ayurveda. Urinary tract infections are the most common infection caused in women; hence this study can determine the antibacterial effectiveness among the pathogens causing urinary tract infections.

Key words: Antibacterial, treatment, infection, urinary tract, Acacia catechu seeds

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