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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2011, Volume : 4, Issue : 12
First page : ( 1882) Last page : ( 1884)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.

Evaluation of Phamacognostic and Physicochemical Parameters of Trikatu churna -an Ayurvedic Classical Drug

Meena A K1,*, Mangal A K1, Simha G V1, Rao MM1, Panda P1, Singh Harjit1, Padhi M M2, Babu Ramesh2

1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala-147001, Punjab

2Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Janakpuri, Delhi-110058. India

*Corresponding author: ajaysheera@gmail.com

Abstract

Standardization of herbal formulations is essential in order to assess the quality, purity, safety and efficacy of drugs based on the amounts of their active principles. The aim of the present work is to standardization of Trikatu churna. The churna makes this traditional drug more stable for long term storage and hence, easier to prepare. The Trikatu churna is a reputed drug mentioned in the ancient books of Ayurveda used for the treatment of fever, asthma, cold and cough, diabetes, nasal diseases, obesity, anorexia, digestive, respiratory system and normal urinary tract function. Trikatu churna was prepared as per Ayurvedic Formulary of India and attempts to evaluate the Organoleptic characters, phytochemical study, phamacognostic study and physicochemical parameters like pH, Loss on drying at 105°C, Water soluble extract, Alcohol soluble extract, Total Ash, Acid insoluble ash. The study revealed specific identities for crude drug taken which will be useful in identification and control to adulterations of the drugs.

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Keywords

Trikatu churna, Ayurveda, Phamacognocy, Asthma, Diabetes, Standardization.

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