Volume : IV, Issue : X, October - 2014

Collection Of Dhatura Seeds (Datura Metel Linn.) W.r.t. Microbial Load an Experimental Study

Dr. Satej Banne, Dr. Madhu Pathak, Dr. Nalinikanta Parida

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Fresh plants are exposed to potential microbial contamination from farm to point of consumption. Bacteriological safety survey of Dhatura seeds (Datura metel Linn.) was carried out to assess the effect of selected antibacterial agents on their decontamination. The seeds were analyzed bacteriologically by total fungal count and total bacterial count. Seeds of Dhatura (Datura metel Linn.) were collected from Belgaum Railway Station, Karnataka, India. Results shows that before shodhan (purification) and after shodhan bacterial and fungal count is TNTC. Ayurveda highlights that medicinal plants should be collected keeping in view the appropriate habitat (Desha–sampat), appropriate season (Kala–sampat), and their effective attributes (Guna–sampat). One should collect the various parts of these plants while facing towards the east or north after performing auspicious rites/ rituals in a spirit of compassion, while living a pure life, while weå white dress, after offering prayers to the Gods, Ashwinis, Cows and Brahmins, and while observing fast.

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Dr. Satej Banne, Dr.Madhu Pathak, Dr.Nalinikanta Parida Collection Of Dhatura Seeds (Datura Metel Linn.) W.r.t. Microbial Load an Experimental Study. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.4, Issue : 10 October 2014


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