PHYTOPHARMACOGNOSTICAL INVESTIGATION OF SAMASARKARA CHURNAAbstract
Introduction: Samasarkara churna is the Ayurvedic medication preferred treatment of dyspepsia, loss of appetite and piles, formulated by mixing powder of cardamoms, long piper, black piper, flowers of Mesua ferrea, cinnamon and Sugar. Method: With the help of reported composition and standard procedure, formulated Samasarkara churna was compared with the market formulation. Efforts have been made to developed quality control parameters of Ayurvedic formulation Samasarkara churna by observing of organoleptic features, microscopical characters, and physicochemical properties. Results: Ash values and volatile oil content of standard and test sample were found to be 4.75, 2.25 and 0.2% w/v and 0.3% w/v respectively. Crude fiber content, pH of 1% w/v solution of churna and loss on drying were found to be (0.11, 0.34), (6.24, 6.29) and (0.7, 0.8) respectively. Calculated extractive values confirm that water-soluble contents are more in the Samasarkara churna. Discussion: After analyzing samples of Samasarkara churna by different parameters such as total ash, water, and alcohol soluble extractive values, lipid and volatile oil content, microscopic and phytochemical investigation showed reproducible results between batches. Conclusion: Parameters used therewith can be utilized for the evaluation and standardization of various polyherbal formulations.
V. D. Naphade *, A. R. Bendale, S. P. Narkhede, S. B. Narkhede and A. G. Jadhav
Sandip Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
06 December 2017
05 January 2018
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01 April 2018