PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF CHURNARATNAM: AN AYURVEDIC COMPOUND FORMULATION
Ankit Vasava*, Alankruta R. Dave, Harisha C. R., Shukla V. J. and Jitendra Varsakiya
One of the main cause of male infertility is low sperm count (oligozoospermia) and it is correkated with Ksheena Shukra. ChurnaRatnam (CR) is a yoga which is given in RasendraChintamani used in desease like Ksheena Shukraat OPD of Kayachikitsa department of IPGT & RA, Jamnagar. Churna Ratnamcontains Satavari, Aatmagupta, Vidari, Gokshura, Ikshurak, Bala, Atibala, Abhraka and Sarkara. The present study was carried out to standardize the finished product CR to confirm its identity, purity and quality. The presence ofAscicularCristals, Lignified Annular Vessels, Lignified Fibers, Components Starch Grains, Group of Stone Cells, Lignified Shifted Cells, Steroids, Hypodermal Cells, etc.were the characteristic features of observed in microscopy of drug.Physico chemical analysis shows water soluble extract is 104.70% w/w, methanol soluble extract is 14.31% w/w, ash value is 19.50% w/w and PH is 6.0 High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) at 254nm and 366 nm resulted into 2& 3 spots respectively.
Keywords: Churna Ratnam, oligozoospermia, Pharmacognocy, Pharmaceutics, HPTLC.
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