QUALITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT MARKETED BRANDS OF LOHASAVAAbstract
The qualitative estimation of herbal formulation Lohasava, is of principal importance to justify their adequacy in the present system of medicine. One of the key problems which are faced by the herbal drug industry is the unavailability of rigid quality control profiles for herbal materials and their formulations. Regulatory bodies have such as WHO, AYUSH, ICH, etc., had laid down the standardization and specifications parameters for various Ayurvedic preparations. The present Investigation evaluated different brands of Lohasava available in the market as per WHO and Indian Pharmacopoeial specifications. Various physicochemical parameters such as Loss on drying, total ash, sugar content, alcohol content, and microbial content were determined. The result reveals that all the preparations contain acceptable levels of alcohol (less than 12% v/v).
S. S. Koka *, V. K. Jain, S. Pillai and G. N. Darwhekar
Acropolis Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
20 June 2018
04 July 2018
09 July 2018
01 September 2018