STANDARDIZATION OF SIDDHA POLYHERBAL FORMULATION PANCHABAKIYA CHOORANAM THROUGH ICPOES AND FTIR TECHNIQUESAbstract
Siddha system of medicine is a traditional medicinal system being followed mainly in South India. It is better known as one among the AYUSH medicinal system. The present study aims to standardize the Siddha poly-herbal formulation Panchabakiya chooranam (PBC), which is mentioned in the Siddha classical text Anuboga vaidya Brahma ragasyam indicated for stomach burn, burning sensation in anus and diarrhea. Accordingly, PBC was studied through Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometric analysis (ICP-OES) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) techniques to identify the metals and functional groups present in it. Results showed that the sample contains elements such as Calcium, Iron, Sodium, Potassium, and Phosphorous. Among the detected elements Phosphorus was present in a maximum concentration, and iron was in lowest concentration. Moreover, the toxic metals namely, Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Nickel, and Lead were in Below Detectable Level, which ensures that the drug is safe to consume. Besides, functional groups such as Alcohols, alkanes, amides are identified using IR spectrum.
V. Indumathy *, B. Anbarasan, N. Anbu and K. Kanakavalli
Department of Maruthuvam, Government Siddha Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
08 June 2018
28 August 2018
31 August 2018
01 February, 2019