PHYSICOCHEMICAL EVALUATION AND STANDARDIZATION OF KALINGADI TAILA- A POLYHERBAL PREPARATION
Mamatha K. V.* and D. Sandhya Rani
The purpose of drug standardization is to find the quality, efficacy and identity of products. Kalingadi taila is a polyherbal Ayurveda formulation is one of the important formulation used for Nasya Karma in rhinitis. The drug contains kalinga, hingu, maricha, laksha, tulasi, katphala, kushta, vacha, shigru and vidanga processed with Katu taila and Gomutra explained in chakradatta. The drug was prepared at Teaching Pharmacy of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute of Ayurveda and Hospital, Bangalore as per the standard procedure of taila preparation. The prepared drug was subjected to various analytical methods of standardization to establish its quality and purity. There has been many such pharmaceutical preparation with different combination of drugs explained in classics for better action, penetration and absorption to reverse the pathological changes. Since the drugs used in this particular preparation possess ushna, teekshna, ruksha and lekhana in properties was chosen to conduct a clinical study on Kaphaja Pratishyaya (Chronic Rhinosinusitis) for a Research Project under RGUHS Research grants 2019-20 and before administration to subjects analysis was done for the standardization of the finished product and to establish the quality. In this analytical study prepared Kalingadi taila was analyzed for the physical and chemical parameters mentioned for oils viz. Organoleptic properties, Refractive index, Specific gravity, Viscosity, Acid Value, Saponification value, Determination of unsaponifiable matter, Rancidty, Iodine Value, Peroxide Value and HPTLC which were within the standard values.
Keywords: Standardization, Kalingadi Taila.
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