ANALYTICAL STUDY OF CHINCHA KSHARA THROUGH MODERN PARAMETERS LIKE XRD, SEM AND EDSAbstract
Analytical study of Ayurvedic preparations is the need of present scientific era. Though the Ayurvedic drugs are time tested and have been used successfully in the management of various ailments, it is now necessary to prove their quality, efficacy and safety to the scientific world through various modern analytical parameters. Chincha kshara is an important preparation mentioned in ayurvedic classics for the management of various diseases. An attempt has been made in the present study to prepare Chincha kshara and analyse the physical nature, surface morphology and chemical constituents present in the Chincha kshara through analytical parameters like organoleptic properties, pH value, X-ray diffraction technique (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). XRD study of Chincha kshara showed the presence of potassium carbonate hydrate as major and minor peaks and sodium chloride, potassium calcium hydrogen carbonate phosphate hydrate, silver phosphate and magnesium phosphate oxide as minor peaks. SEM revealed its amorphous nature and EDS reported the significant presence of Potassium (50.44%) and Oxygen (46.07%) in Chincha kshara.
R. K. Rugmini * and C. Sridurga
Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, S. V. Ayurvedic College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.
20 August, 2017
02 November, 2017
12 November, 2017
01 June, 2018