PREPARATION AND STANDARDISATION OF TRIKATU CHURNA AND ITS COMPARISION TO MARKETED FORMULATIONS
Satish Kumar Mahto*, Manisha Sutar, Suruchi Vishwasrao and Manisha Chavan
The purpose of preparation and standardization of herbal formulations involves the safe, proper selection and handling of crude materials, ensure efficacy and stability of finished product and guiding the consumer about the product. Most of the traditional systems of medicine are effective but they lack of standardization, so required to develop a standardization technique. Central Council of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha has given preliminary guidelines for standardizing these conventional formulations. It is the demand of traditional formulation to get uniformity in production and it is necessary to develop methods for evaluation. In this research is an attempt to evaluate Trikatu Churna, an Ayurvedic formulation for its quality control parameters in comparison to the marketed formulations. In house churna preparations were compared with marketed formulations by performing physicochemical evaluation, phytochemical screening, microscopic characterization, fluorescence analysis and TLC etc. It was observed that the set parameters were sufficient to standardize the Trikatu Churna, these findings will be useful towards establishing pharmacopoeia standards for crude drugs as well as for formulation which are gaining relevance in research on traditional medicinal system.
Keywords: Trikatu Churna, Standardization, Phytochemical screening, TLC.
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