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Abstract

Immunostimulant Activity Of Kalayak Ghrita

Author(s): S.V Fulzele, P.M Satturwar, S.B Joshi, A.K Dorle

The focus of the present study is to investigate the immunostimulant effect of Kalayak ghrita, an herbal formulation. The study of this formulation in respect to humoral and cell-mediated immune response showed that oral administration of Kalayak ghrita enhanced the antibody titre as well as foot pad swelling response to the antigenic challenges with sheep red blood cells. The herbal formulation belongs to the Panchgavya class of ayurvedic formulations in which one or more of the five bovine products (milk, ghee, curd, urine and dung) are used along with herbs. The formulation was administered at doses 50,100, 150 and 200 mg/kg/day to healthy rats. Results of the present study suggest a dose-dependent immunostimulant effect of Kalayak ghrita in rats.