A QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF SELECTED REGION OF WITHANIA SOMNIFERA DUNALAbstract
Withania somnifera Dunal. (ashwagandha) is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicinal system of India. It is an ingredient in many formulations prescribed for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions (e.g., arthritis, rheumatism), and as a general tonic to increase energy, improve overall health and longevity, and prevent disease in athletes, the elderly, and during pregnancy. In the recent past tremendous attempts are being made to evaluate the scientific standards for Traditional system of medicine. For the standardization of this drug Pharmacological and Phytochemical parameters were carried out such as moisture content, ash values, pH values, extractability in water and alcohol were carried out. Thin Layer Chromatography studies were also carried out to ascertain the quality of this drug.
Brijendra Kr. Singh *, Rajat Gahoi and Anuj Sonkar
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, UP, (India)
19 March, 2010
29 May, 2010
11 June, 2010
01 July, 2010