PHARMACOGNOSTIC STANDARDIZATION OF POLYHERBAL FORMULATION PALASHA BEEJADI CHOORNAAbstract
Herbs are the main source of Ayurvedic formulations. Polyherbalism concept of Ayurveda enables fortified therapeutic effect when compared to single herb. The potency of polyherbal formulations depends on their ingredients. Plants tend to vary in their efficacy due to the influence of environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, light, oxygen, moisture content. The quality of polyherbal formulations depends on factors like selecting the raw material, habitat, season, harvesting conditions, method of storage, and pharmaceutical processing. Hence the evaluation parameters for polyherbal formulations should be based on chemical, physical, microbiological, therapeutic and toxicological assessment. Standardization for each formulation is unique. The monograph thus prepared will be useful to ensure the quality of the pharmaceutical product. Palasha beejadi Choorna (PBC) is a formulation indicated and frequently prescribed as the best choice for krimiroga. It is mentioned in Rasoddaratantra and in the Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI). Aims and objective: The objective of the study is to standardize Palasha beejadi choorna of Rasoddaratantra, mentioned in the Ayurvedic Formulary of India. Methodology PBC was formulated by adding equal quantities of Palasha (Butea monosperma (Lamk.) Taub) seeds, Indrayava (Holarrhena pubescens (Buch.-Ham) Wall. ex G. Don) seeds, Vidanga (Embelia ribes Burm. F.) fruits, Nimba (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) seed, Kiratatikta (Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Fleming) Karsten). PBC was subjected to Organoleptic, Macroscopic, Microscopic, Physicochemical, preliminary phytochemical analysis, and High- performance thin- layer chromatography (HPTLC). Conclusion: The results thus obtained from the pharmacognostic evaluation may be considered as standard values for Palasha beejadi Choorna.
K. N. Anuradha *, A. Harini and P. N. Rao
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rama University, Mandhana, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
18 June 2020
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