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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-13

Pharmaceutical standardization of Ichhabhedi Rasa- An Ayurvedic formulation


1 Senior research fellow, Regional Ayurveda institute for mother and child health, Nandanvan, Nagpur (MH), India
2 Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACHRC, Salod (H), Wardh (MH), India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, MGACHRC, Salod (H), Wardh (MH), India

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Darshana Mehkarkar
Senior research fellow, Regional Ayurveda institute for mother and child health, Nandanvan, Nagpur (MH)
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Background: Panchakarma is the branch of Ayurveda medicine which deals with various procedures for the elimination of Doshas from body. It includes Snehana, Swedana, Vàmana, Mrechana and Raktamokshan.Out of which Virechana procedure deals with the elimination of Pitta Dosha. Various formulations have been described in classics for Virechna. Ichabhedi Rasa is a classical preparation commonly used for Virechana. Ichabhedi Rasa is described in various classical texts with some variation of ingredients. It contains Shuddha Jaipal, Shuddha Gandhak, Sunthi, Mrfarich, Shuddha Parada and Shuddha Tankana. Jaypal is the chief ingredient of the preparation having Katu Rasa, Ushna Virya and Katu Mpaka. It is well known for its strong purgative action. Objectives: In present work an attempt has been made to standardize Ichabhedi Rasa. Materials and Methods: Jaypal, Gandhak, Parada, Tankana, Sunthi, Mrfarich was collected from local market of Wardha. Herbal raw drugs were authenticated by Dravyagunadept, M.G.A.C.H. andR.C. Wardha. Parada, Gandhaka, Tankana were authenticated by Dattatray Ayurvediya Rasashala. Ichabhedi Rasa was prepared as per textual reference at Dattatraya Rasashala. The organoleptic characters, the various physico-chemical properties such as moisture content, ash values, extractive values were carried out to ascertain the quality, purity and safety of this herbal formulation. Results: Prepared Ichbhedi Rasa analyzed for the physico-chemical parameters which was within the pharmacopoeial standards. Conclusion: 100 gms of Ichabhedi Rasa can be yield from the 110gms of raw drug which was within the pharmacopoeial standards


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