CHARACTERISATION OF NARIKELA LAVANAAbstract
Background: Narikela lavana is a classical formulation which has been described in the samhitas such as Chakradatta, Vangsena, Bhavaprakash, and Rasa tarangini. The main indication of Narikela lavana is Parinaam shoola which can be broadly correlated with Peptic ulcer as per the modern parameters. As the name suggests, Narikela lavana contains only two ingredients- Narikela (coconut) and saindhava lavana (rock salt). Aim: In the present study, Narikela lavana is prepared by the method prescribed in Rasa tarangini and its characterization is done. Materials and Methods: Narikela lavana have been characterized with the help of Physico-chemical analysis, Physical and flow ability parameters, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDAX). Results and Discussion: Narikela lavana is nanocrystalline material having alkaline pH and hygroscopic nature. Its activity on hyperacidity is due to the presence of activated charcoal and alkaline nature. Conclusion: Narikela lavana could prove to be highly effective in hyperacidity (amlapitta) and peptic ulcers (Parinaam shool).
S. Yadav * , K. Sharma and Narinder Kaur
SNK Ayurvedic Medical College and RKMS Charitable Hospital, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
04 October, 2016
20 December, 2016
31 December, 2016
01 May, 2017