ESTABLISHMENT OF QUALITY CONTROL PARAMETERS OF PANCHASAKARA CHURNA - A CLASSICAL AYURVEDIC FORMULATION
Objective: Standardization of any herbal formulation is essential in order to assess the quality, purity, safety, and efficacy of drugs based on the analysis of their active properties. Testing of Ayurvedic preparations using scientific methodologies adds to quality and authenticity of the product.
Methods: This article reports standardization parameters for a classical Ayurvedic formulation Panchasakara Churna. In this paper, the formulation was prepared as per Ayurvedic Formulary of India and was characterized by pharmacognostic, physical, physicochemical, phytochemical, toxicological parameters as well as thin layer chromatography (TLC) profiling using standard methodologies.
Results: This experimental work provided diagnostic characteristics to identify and standardize the formulation Panchasakara Churna prepared using its official ingredients.
Conclusion: Based on the present investigation results, a monograph on quality standards for Panchasakara Churna can be proposed for its batch-to-batch consistency. This document can also be utilised for rapid authentication fingerprints of this formulation using its TLC profiling.
Keywords: Panchasakara Churna, Toxicological, Chromatography, Microscopic
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