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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168-172

Pharmaceutico-analytical study of Kampillaka (Mallotus philippinensis Muell.) ointment


1 Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod(H), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Prasuti tantra and striroga, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod(H), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Heena Mushtaque Sheikh
Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod(H), Wardha, Maharashtra.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_39_19

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Background: Medicinal plants have curative properties due to the presence of various complex chemical substances of different compositions, which are found as secondary plant metabolites in one or more parts of these plants. In Ayurveda, Lepa Kalpana (local applications) is a widely used formulation in skin disorders and many more diseases. Aim: The aim of the study was to use the ointment in a modified dosage form of Lepa Kalpana as per the need of modern world. Materials and Methods: Ointment was prepared as per the modern pharmaceutical principle using fine powder of Kampillaka along with white petroleum jelly and beeswax as base. Trituration method was adopted for the preparation of the ointment. Results and Conclusion: Brown-colored, non-gritty, shiny ointment was prepared of Kampillaka. Spreadability was 5.3g/cm/s. Uniformity of content was 102%. The ointment was not rancid. Total acidity was found to be 0.14%. Iodine value was found to be 19.82 g. Peroxide value was 6.0 Meq KOH/g. Refractive index was 1.461. Hence, Kampillaka ointment was found to be a best suited form for Kampillaka Lepa when prepared and analyzed.


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