Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  12

Year :  2011

Pages :   1867-1871

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Evaluation of Standardization Parameters for Sitopaladi Churna an Ayurvedic Formulation

Address:   A. K. Meena1, A. K. Mangal1, M. M. Rao1*, P. Panda1, G. V. Simha1, S. K. Shakya1, M. M. Padhi2 and Ramesh Babu2
1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, CCRAS, Patiala -147001, India.
2Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, Janakpuri, Delhi-110058, India.
*Corresponding Author

Sitopaladi churna is well known ayurvedic formulation is official in Ayurvedic Formulary of India, traditionally used for asthma, cough and cold, tuberculosis, chest pain, chronic rhinitis/sinusitis, coryza and other respiratory disorders. It is used as an anti-tussive, analgesic and antipyretic. It is observed that the consistency and content varies from one manufacturer to another which affects therapeutic activity of the formulations. Hence, it is needed to develop a protocol for the evaluation of herbal drugs. In this study attempts to evaluate the main parameters of drug standardization like Organoleptic characteristics, phamacognostic study, extractive values, ash values, physical characteristics, loss on drying and TLC. This study on Sitopaladi churna was precise, reproducible and may be considered as a protocol for its evaluation and establishment.
Ayurvedic formulation, standardisation, pharmacognosy, kapha, Sitopaladi Churna.
A. K. Meena, A. K. Mangal, M. M. Rao, P. Panda, G. V. Simha, S. K. Shakya, M. M. Padhi, Ramesh Babu. Evaluation of Standardization Parameters for Sitopaladi Churna an Ayurvedic Formulation. Asian J. Research Chem. 4(12): Dec., 2011; Page 1867-1871.
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