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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129-135

Scientific evaluation of Sarasvata Churna - An Ayurvedic formulation -


1 Scientists, Ayurveda Sadan, Arogyadham, JRD TATA Foundation for Research in Ayurveda and Yoga Sciences, Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot, Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India-485780, India
2 Scientists, Ayurveda Sadan, Chitrakoot, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashok Kumar Tiwari
Scientists, Ayurveda Sadan, Arogyadham, JRD TATA Foundation for Research in Ayurveda and Yoga Sciences, Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot, Satna, Madhya Pradesh
India
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The present study deals with the standardization of the Ayurvedic formulation Sarasvata churna following quality control procedures both for the raw materials and the finished product. The results of physico- chemical parameters viz. loss on drying (7.0%), total ash (14.50%), acid insoluble ash (9.0%), water soluble extractive value (23.0%), alcohal soluble extractive value (37.50%), pH (4.5-5.5) and volatile oil (1.0%) were found. Microbiological limit test, aflatoxins and heavy metals Pb, Cd, As, Hg were also found within the limits set by Ayurvedic Pharmacopiea of India (API). The obtained values can be adapted to lay down new pharmacopoeial standards with batch to batch consistency. The phytochemical constituents found in the raw material used for the preparation of Sarasvata cürna facilitate the desirable therapeutic efficacy of the medicinal formulations a whole in elements and also could help in knowing the underlying mechanism of pharmacological action.


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