Standardization of Matsyakshi Ghrita: A Herbal Ghee Based Ayurvedic Medicinal Preparation
Standardization of drug means confirmation of its identity,qualityand purity throughout all the phases of its cyclewhich includes shelf life, storage, distribution and use of various parameters from ancient time to present day the basic source of medicines are from nature1. The traditional medicines cater about 85% of the world population for their health needs hence it is essential to maintain safety,quality and efficacy of the plant and their products to avoid serious health problems2.Matsyakshi Ghrita a polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation is recommended as Chakshushya3.The present study reveals the pharmacognostical identification of ingredients of Matsyakshi Ghrita and its physicochemical analysis. Pharmacognostical study reveals the quality and genuineness of both micro and macroscopic findings of Matsyakshi Ghrita.Acid value was 1.20,Saponification value 130.625, Refractive index value 1.45733at room temperature,Iodine value 41.52,Specific gravity 0.9480 at room temperature. Unique Rf patterns were recorded.Matsyakshi Ghrita was authenticated according to Ayurvedic and Indian pharmacopeial standards as its analysis was important to ensure the purity and strength of drug.
Key Words: Matsyakshi, Althernanthera sessilis,Matsyakshi Ghrita, Standardization
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