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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 3
First page : ( 1361) Last page : ( 1367)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00251.6

Standardisation and HPTLC finger print profile of poly herbal churna, An Ayurvedic Formulation

Meena Ajay Kumar*, Rekha P., Poorna V., Jayarega V., Swathi K. N., Ilavarasan R.

Captain Srinivasa Murthy Regional Ayurveda Drug Development Institute, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Arumbakkam, Chennai-600 106.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ajaysheera@gmail.com

Online published on 22 April, 2020.

Abstract

Avipattikara churna is an Ayurvedic medicine, it is a mixture of 14 herbal and mineral materials in powder form. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment of agnimandya (digestive impairment), malabandha (constipation), amlapitta (dyspepsia), arsa (haemorrhoids), mutrabandha (retention of urine), prameha (urinary disorders) and piles. Avipattikara churna is a totally polyherbal classical medicine without any side effects. In this study attempts to evaluate the main parameters of drug standardization and HPTLC finger print profile of avipattikara churna based on organoleptic evaluation, physical characteristics, physicochemical studies like pH, total ash, acid insoluble ash, loss on drying at 105°C, extractive values etc.and microbial load were carried out as per the API, IP, WHO and AOAC guidelines to substantiate the adulteration for quality control of herbal drugs. The set parameters were found to be sufficient to evaluate the churna formulation and can be used as reference standards for the quality control/quality assurance for Ayurvedic formulations.

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Keywords

Ayurveda, Avipattikara churna, HPTLC, Microbial load and Quality control.

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