• Dileep Singh Baghel Department of Ayurvedic Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
  • Anand Kumar Chaudhary Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishjya Kalpana, (Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics), Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.


 Objectives: The study was aimed to investigate the effects of particle size, vessel used, and extraction time in the preparation of Phaltrikadi kwath.

Methods: The particle size of Kwath dravya (solute) was cut into the size of 0.5 cm, 1 cm, 1.5 cm, 2 cm, and coarse powder (pass 60#). The ratios of solvent (water) were 16 times of solute and boiling was done till 1/4th part of the solvent was remain. The provided extraction time was also varied 5.5 to 6 h at temperature range 23C–90°C. Phaltrikadi kwath was prepared as per formula mentioned in “Sharngadhar samhita†Madhyam khand 2/77.

Results: Total 15 samples of Phaltrikadi kwath were prepared and analyzed for physicochemical and phytochemical parameters, from obtained value, it was confirmed that extraction procedure with varied particle size significantly affected the yield of active pharmaceutical ingredients in prepared Phaltrikadi kwath. Coarse particle sizes can produce a higher yield. Moreover, a longer extraction time produces a higher yield.

Conclusion: Kwath (decoction) prepared by particle size 1.5 cm and 2.0 cm may be more therapeutically effective, as it has total solid content more than 6%, it proves that “Yavakuta†phenomena of Ayurvedic classics.

Keywords: Kwath, Decoction, Particle size, Kwathyadravya, Phaltrikadi kwath.

Author Biography

Dileep Singh Baghel, Department of Ayurvedic Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
Associate Proffessor and Head of Labs, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab


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How to Cite
Baghel, D., and A. Kumar Chaudhary. “IMPACT OF PARTICLE SIZE OF KWATHYADRAVYA (DECOCTION POWDER) IN THE PREPARATION OF PHALTRIKADI KWATH”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 11, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 262-6, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i4.23977.
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