Comparative Study to Analyse the Efficacy of Homoeopathic and Allopathic Medicine on Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Clinical Specimen
Author(s): Ahsan Shafi Memon*, Saira Baloch, Bushra B Patoli, Muhabbat Ali Kalhoro, Shaharyar Shafi
Objective: The objective of the present study was to analyse the efficacy of Homoeopathic and Allopathic medicines on Staphylococcus aureus isolated from clinical specimen.
Methodology: The present study was conducted at the Institute of Microbiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. After collecting the samples from infected blood serum, the same were cultivated through streak plate method. On the next day, the yellow brownish colonies were appeared and in order to confirm the bacterial species, microscopic and biochemical identification tests were performed. Subsequently, after confirmation of the Staphylococcus aureus, the Antibiotic Susceptibility test was performed to analyse the efficacy of different medicines.
Results: The findings of the present study indicate that the homoeopathic medicines (BELLADONNA 200c, ARNICA 200c, NUX VOMICA 200c, SULPHUR 200c and BERBERIS VULGARIS 200c) inhibit the growth of bacterium from clinical specimen similar to the allopathic medicines. We specifically analysed the effect of six homoeopathic medicines named as ARNICA, BELLDONNA, BURBERIS, CALENDULLA, SULPHUR and NUX VOMICA. Although, the Allopathic medicines inhibit the growth of disease causing bacterium, such medicine weaken the immunity system and are considered as a major cause of producing antibiotic resistant microorganisms.
Conclusion: In the present study we tried to explore the efficacy of allopathic medicines on pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus species in parallel with selected antibiotics. The study concluded that the Homoeopathic medicines are good substitute of antibiotics for notorious bacterial pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus and such medicines neither weaken the immunity system nor produce antibiotic resistant microorganisms as compared with the Allopathic medicines.