Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2012

Pages :   1033-1037

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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Quantification of Gallic acid and Catechin in Drakshasava by Validated HPTLC Densitometry

Address:   Preeti Tiwari1* and Rakesh K. Patel2
1Department of Pharmacognosy, Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College, Mehsana-384001,Gujarat, India
2Head of Department of Pharmacognosy, Shri S. K. Patel College of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kherva-382711,Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author

A simple, precise and accurate HPTLC method has been established for the determination of gallic acid and catechin in test formulations of Drakshasava as Drakshasava-T and Drakshasava-M prepared by traditional and modern method respectively and also in its marketed formulation. Drakshasava is a polyherbal hydro alcoholic preparation and is used to improve digestion, as blood purifier, in the treatment of anaemia and advised as a choice of remedy in respiratory problems. The developed HPTLC method was validated in terms of precision, accuracy, LOD, LOQ and specificity. The amount of gallic acid in Drakshasava-T, M and in its marketed formulation was found to be 0.0256, 0.0254 and 0.0255 % w/w respectively while catechin was found to be 0.0195, 0.0193 and 0.0194 % w/w respectively. Quantification of gallic acid and catechin in Drakshasava has been reported first time by validated HPTLC. Furthermore, no TLC densitometric methods have been reported for the quantification of gallic acid and catechin from Drakshasava.
Drakshasava, HPTLC, validation, gallicacid, catechin.
Preeti Tiwari, Rakesh K. Patel. Quantification of Gallic acid and Catechin in Drakshasava by Validated HPTLC Densitometry. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(8): August, 2012; Page 1033-1037.
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