QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF UNANI POLYHERBAL FORMULATION “HABB-E-AZARAQI” BY CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC PARAMETERSAbstract
Demand of the Unani herbal drugs is becoming universal as the people are becoming more and more cognisant about the natural benefits of medicines with plant origin. Herbal drugs being easily affordable are becoming the first preference for the common man over purchasing the expensive modern pharmaceuticals. The WHO estimates that 80% of the world population rely on the medicines of plant origin for their primary healthcare. Even though the market for the herbal drugs is increasing with time but the chances of substitution and adulteration have become a major menace to these natural products. In the present study Habb-e-Azaraqi, which is used in the Unani medicine from last several decades for the various ailments of the human body has been evaluated for the various parameters of standardization for the development of its quality standard. The parameters include ash value, moisture content, swelling index, extractive value and quantitative study of various biologically important constituents like phenolic compounds, flavonoids, alkaloids, etc. The study might provide practical information regarding its identification and its pharmaceutical standards.
Shazad Yaqub*, Mohd. Aftab , Mohd. Asif and Peerzada Yasir Yousuf
Department of Ilmul-Advia, Faculty of Medicine (Unani) , Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
24 April, 2013
21 July, 2013
14 August, 2013
01 September, 2013