Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  11

Year :  2012

Pages :   1368-1371

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Evaluation of Standardization Parameters for Narasimha Churna an Important Ayurvedic Formulation

Address:   G.V. Simha1*, A.K. Meena1, Rajesh Sannd1, Harjit Singh1 and P. Panda2
1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala -147001, India
2National Research Institute of Ayurvedic Drug Development, Bhubaneswar. India
*Corresponding Author

Narasimha churna is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal powder form. It is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of cough, chronic respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma, Oligospermia, anti aging treatment, chronic urinary diseases, Anemia, gout, Fistula, Sciatica, chronic jaundice, hemorrhoids. It is a totally polyherbal classical medicine without any side effects. Hence an effort is made to study the clinical evaluation of Narasimha churna in the management of shukra kshaya (Oligospermia). 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 Narasimha churna was precise, reproducible and may be considered as a protocol for its evaluation and establishment.
Ayurveda, Oligospermia, alopecia, anemia, cough, physicochemical parameters.
G.V. Simha, A.K. Meena, Rajesh Sannd, Harjit Singh, P. Panda. Evaluation of Standardization Parameters for Narasimha Churna an Important Ayurvedic Formulation. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(11): Nov., 2012; Page 1368-1371.
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