Effect of turmeric as antimicrobial agent in MDR uropathogen in diabetic and non-diabetic patients in Nashik
Jayashree Pagar, Hamde Venkat
Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders characterised by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. UTI (Urinary Tract Infections) among Diabetic patients is common. The escalating anti-microbial resistance cause recurrent UTI. In recent years Multi Drug resistance by pathogenic bacteria is recorded all over the world. Many plants and their products with pharmacological and biological activities can be used to treat these MDR pathogens. Turmeric one of the important foodstuff all over the world is also used as herbal medicines in several diseases. In this study 112 diabetic and 188 non-diabetic patients samples with symptoms of UTI were collected and their and urine samples were processed according to Clinical Laboratory Standard Institute (CLSI) guideline. Out of which 23 isolates were found to be MDR. (18.4 %)The extracts of Turmeric in various solvents like Ethanol, Methanol, acetone were prepared and the sensitivity of the MDR uropathogen were carried out with the tuemeric extracts. The results were noted down and the effect of turmeric as antimicrobial agent on these Multi Drug Resistant pathogen was studied.