PREPARATION AND STANDARDIZATION OF AGNIMUKH CHURNA: A POLYHERBAL FORMULATION
Aswani Gurram* and Laxmi Priya Gadham
Herbal medicine is a plant derived preparation with therapeutic health benefits. It contains either raw or processed
ingredients from one or more plants. Traditional system of medicine is effective but it lacks standardization.
Standardization of herbal formulation is essential in order to assess the quality, purity, safety and efficacy of the
drug. The present work is an attempt to standardize the Agnimukh churna an Ayurvedic polyherbal preparation
which is used as appetizer and digestive stimulant medicine. In-house and two marketed preparations have been
standardized as per Indian Pharmacopoeia and WHO guidelines on the following parameter viz. Organoleptic
characters, Physical characters, Physio-chemical properties, Preliminary phyto chemical screening and HPTLC
fingerprinting. These results will be useful towards establishing pharmacopoeial standards for the Agnimukh
Keywords: Agnimukh Churna, Standardization, HPTLC Fingerprinting.
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