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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 125) Last page : ( 132)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2016.00023.6

Standardization of Panchachurnam: an Ayurvedic polyherbomineral formulation

Krishna K.V.V.S.*, Gandhi K., Ramya M.L., Priya K. Sony, Lakshmi K. Pavana

Department of Pharmacognosy, Sri Sai Aditya Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Surampalem, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India-533 437

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kvvskrishna@rediffmail.com

Online published on 18 October, 2016.

Abstract

Most of the traditional systems of medicines are effective but the need is just to validate them to assess the identity, purity and quality of the drugs. In this direction a polyherbomineral Ayurvedic formulation, Panchachurnam used in constipation and piles was taken for standardisation. Panchachurnam is the composition of Cassia angustifolia Vahl. leaf, Terminalia chebula Retz. fruit, Zingiber officinale Rosc. rhizome, Foeniculum vulgare Mill. fruit and Saindhava lavana. Panchachurnam was prepared as per Ayurvedic Formulary of India. In-house preparation and three marketed preparations have been standardised on the basis of organoleptic, microscopic, physical and physicochemical characteristics. The set parameters were found to be simple to evaluate the churna and can be used as reference standards for the quality control/quality assurance of a Polyherbal powder formulation.

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Keywords

Panchachurnam, Standardization, Pharmacognostical, Ayurvedic formulations.

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