Evaluating the Effects of Homoeopathic Dilution Atropa Belladonna on Streptococcus Pyogenes: An In-Vitro Study


Dr.S.Sowkanth MD(HOM), Dr. Suvalakshmi CRRI
Sri Sairam homoeopathy medical college& research Centre, west tambaram,Chennai, India.


Background: Streptococci are gram positive cocci arranged in chains. They are important human pathogens, causing pathogenic infections with a characteristic tendency to spread. Streptococcus Pyogenes colonizes in the human upper respiratory tract- throat, nasopharynx and nose of patients and carriers. Symptomless infection is common and helps to maintain the organism in the community. Material and methods: Samples procured from MTCC was incubated to grow a mother culture of Streptococcus Pyogenes. Gram staining confirmatory test was performed to confirm the obtained grown organism was Streptococcus Pyogenes. Further subcultures were made from the mother culture in which disc method was used to assess the In-Vitro antibacterial effect of potentised homoeopathic drugs against human pathogen Streptococcus Pyogenes and compared with action of standard antibacterial drugs penicillin (control), amoxicillin (control) and rectified spirit (control/vehicle) by “Inhibition zone technique”. Results: Homoeopathic potentized drug dilution Atropa belladonna in respective potencies were tested against Streptococcus Pyogenes in which Belladonna 12C showed maximum zone of inhibitionof 5mm. Conclusion: The results of this experiment support the concept of "evidence-basedmedicine" depict that homoeopathic medicines not only work in in-vivo but are equally effective in in- vitro conditions having definite inhibitory activity against Streptococcus Pyogenes.