SURFACTANT EFFECT OF ALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF KUTAKI (PICRORHIZA KURROA)-CHEMICAL ASSAY
Gurdip and Chaturvedi (2016) carried out a detailed chemical assay for ascertaining the Bhedana action of Kutaki and showed that the purgative action of the powder of this drug is due to its surface tension reducing action. The present study was planned further to evaluate the surface tension reducing of whole alcoholic extract of Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurroa) quantitatively. The results of this study showed that whole alcoholic extract of Kutaki possesses significant surface tension reducing action. It also significantly increased the de-emulsification which further confirms its surface tension reducing action.Keu Words: Whole alcoholic extract of Kutaki/Katuki. Picrorhiza kurroa, Surface-active agent, surfactant, de-emulsification
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