Abstract

Analytical Standards of Amrtadi Churna: A Classical Ayurvedic Formulation

Author(s): Sangeeta Mukhi, A. Bose*, A. Ray and P. K. Swain
Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Centre of Biotechnology, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar-751 030, State Drug Testing & Research Laboratory (ISM), Government of Odisha, Government Ayurvedic Hospital Campus, BJB-Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751 014, India

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Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar-751 030, India


The present invetigation was carried out to characterise the Ayurvedic preparation, Amrtadi churna, a polyherbal formulation comprising of three ingredients, on the basis of the pharmacognostic, physicochemical, pharmaceutical, microbiological, toxicological, spectroscopic and chromatographic parameters to confirm its identity, quality and purity. The results obtained in this evaluation demonstrated the potential to identify each and every ingredient in Amrtadi churna. The parameters documented in this paper could be used for the preparation of the monograph on quality standards for Amrtadi churna to maintain its batch-to-batch consistency. This document could also be utilised for Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and high performance thin layer chromatography based rapid authentication for the formulation.



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