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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 107) Last page : ( 110)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2015.00018.7

Evaluation of Antioxidant activity of Marketed Ayurvedic Formulations-Balarishta

Swapna E., Mohan G. Krishna, Nagaveni P.*, Shanker Kalakotla

Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500 085, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: nagaveni.pharmacy@gmail.com

Online published on 29 October, 2015.

Abstract

Ayurvedic medicine or Ayurveda is one of the world's ancient medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved here over thousands of years. The term “Ayurveda” combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge) which means “The science of life”. Ayurveda was the first holistic system of diagnosis, treatment integrating nutrition, hygiene, rejuvenation and herbal medicine. Balarishta is a poly herbal hydro alcoholic preparation and is used to cure gastric problems as restorative and as prime tool for the treatment of Arthritis, Rheumatism and all other auto immune disorders. In present study the Balarishta formulations (B1, B2, and B3) were screened for the Antioxidant activity by using Reducing Power Assay, Hydrogen Peroxide Scavenging Assay, Nitric Oxide Scavenging Assay methods. Ascorbic acid was used as standard Antioxidant drug. Current study demonstrates that the obtained results of Balarishta formulation was showed the good Antioxidant activity near to compared with standard drug.

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Keywords

Ayurveda, Balarishta, Antioxidant activity, Hydrogen Peroxide Scavenging Assay, Nitric Oxide Scavenging Assay, Ascorbic acid.

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