HPTLC CHEMO-PROFILING OF RAW MATERIALS AND FORMULATIONS OF SUFOOF-E-BARS: A UNANI FORMULATION FOR VITILIGO
Ansari Aqsa*, Patil Darshana and Patil Avinash
India has one of the oldest, richest and most diverse cultural traditions associated with the use of medicinal plants. This traditional knowledge forms the recognized indigenous systems of medicine and exist in the forms of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha. Sufoof-e-Bars is a traditional Unani formulation used for clinical treatment of Vitiligo. Highâ€ÂÂPerformance Thinâ€ÂÂlayer Chromatography has become the most potent tool for quality control of herbal medicines because of its simplicity and reliability. Therefore in the present study, for the first time HPTLC chemoprofiling was developed for raw materials and formulations of Sufoof-e-Bars. Thus, the HPTLC chemo-profiling of the botanically authenticated raw materials and formulations of Sufoof-e-Bars will serve as primary reference for quality control and quality assurance.
Keywords: Sufoof-e-Bars, Chemo-profiling and HPTLC.
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