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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-118

Pharmaceutico-analytical study of Adraka Khanda

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Neha S Chavhan
Flat No. 203, Gajanan Shiwani Apartment, Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_19_19

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Background: Adraka (Zingiber Officinale) Khanda described in Bhaishajya Ratnavali is a drug of choice in Udarda (Pressure Urticaria), Shittapitta (Cold Urticaria) and Koth (Solar Urticaria) such as autoimmune system. This formulation is having spicy test. Khanda being one of the common dosage from appreciated by all age group for their palatability and easy method of administration and feasibility. Pharmaceutical standardization of this formulation is not established yet, which is first step towards research on the formulation. Hence present work was planned. Material and Method: Three batches of Adraka were prepared by adopting reference of Bhaishajya Ratnavali and the average required for preparation of Adraka Khanda was one day. A constant heat of 90 to 100 °C was maintained throughout the procedure. Result and Conclusion: The analytical study revealed average observed values of pH (6.2), Acid insoluble ash (0.50), Moisture content (3.5), Water extract (23.2) Alcoholic extract (20.8), Water soluble ash (4.3) , Total ash (5.2).

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