SCIENTIFIC VALIDATION ON SIDDHA PURIFICATION PROCESS OF NABHIAbstract
Suddhi is a unique process of detoxification which is employed topotentiate as well as enhance therapeutic properties the effect of raw drugs. Nabhi (Aconitum ferox), a herbal poisonous rhizome commonly known as aconitum is used extensively in various Siddha formulations, with great therapeutic significance. Siddha system recommends the administration of Nabhi only after suddhi (purification) in different medias. Hence in this pretext one of the purification process of Nabhi mentioned in Theraiyar Yemaga Venba book gets validated scientifically with alleged reasoning through estimation of aconitine by HPTLC method and along with physicochemical parameters.The amount of Aconitine present is found to be reduced from 0.2107 % to 0.00 % after purification. In this present scenario may be presumed that the toxic compound aconitine might have been underwent transformation into some nontoxic compounds like Benzyl aconine and Aconine.
V. C. Jiji Mol * and P. Shanmugapriya
Department of Nanjunool, National Institute of Siddha Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
28 September, 2016
15 December, 2016
08 January, 2017
01 April, 2017