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Title: Chemical characterization of an Ayurvedic herbo-mineral preparation- Arogyavardhani Vati: A potential tool for quality assurance
Authors: Singh, A
Ota, S
Srikanth, N
Sreedhar, B
Dhiman, KS
Keywords: Arogyavardhini Vati;SoPs;Chemical analysis;HPTLC;XRD pattern;Sub-chronic toxicity study
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: G06K 9/00, A01G, A61K, A61J 3/00, A61K 39/00, A01N 25/32, A62D 3/00, A24B 15/28
Abstract: Rasa Yoga’ the Ayurvedic herbo-mineral preparations have been used for treatment of a variety of ailments since time immemorial. Attempts were made to prepare this Rasa Yoga as per SoPs/ standard guideline mentioned in classical text and to analyze it chemically which includes organoleptic, physicochemical parameters, Assay of Elements by ICP-MS, HPTLC, X-ray diffraction (XRD) to ensure the quality of the drug. The results from HPTLC revealed presence of organic constituents from plant material. The XRD results have indicated that all the samples contained meta-cinnabar (the form of mercury sulphide in the Kajjali added in preparation), haematite Fe2O3 as the identity of Loha bhasma (incinerated iron) used as one of the ingredient and free sulphur. The drug was also tested for residual pesticide and microbiological contamination which were found within permissible limits. The scientific data generated on different parameters utilizing modern advanced technology, would certainly form a basis for enriching the standards for quality assurance and ensuring the reproducibility of the product.
Page(s): 176-183
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.17(1) [January 2018]

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