STANDARDIZATION OF SALAVANA UPANAHA CHURNA: A HERBAL COMPOUND DRUG USED FOR UPANAHA IN SPASTIC CEREBRAL PALSYAbstract
Background: Salavana upanaha churna is a herbal compound drug consisting of Godhuma churna (Triticum aestivum L.), Rasna churna (Pluchea lanceolata (DC.) Oliv. & Hiern), Devadaru churna (Cedrus deodara (Roxb.) G.Don), Erandamoola churna (Ricinus communis L.), Vidanga churna (Embelia ribes Burm.f.), Vacha churna (Acorus calamus L.) and Saindhava lavana (rock salt) as main ingredients. Salavana upanaha churna is used extensively in management of spastic cerebral palsy in children. Aim: To standardize Salavana upanaha churna. Materials and Methods: Physico‐chemical studies like organoleptic characters, Powder microscopy, Loss on drying and HPTLC were carried out as per the WHO guidelines, Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia and Indian Pharmacopoeia. Conclusion: Standardization tests done on Salavana upanaha churna helped in authenticating and ensuring the quality of the same.
Srilakshmi, U. Shailaja and G. R. A. Raj *
Department of Kaumarabhritya, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
26 January, 2018
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