MICROMETRIC PROPERTIES OF SAFOOF MOHAZZIL: AN ALTERNATE APPROACH
Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir*, Sumera Mehfooz, G. Sofi and Mazhar Hussain
Safoof Mohazzil is an important Unani formulation which is therapeutically used to treat Obesity. Pharmacologically it has been proved a drug of choice for weight loss. Obesity is a major challenge in today’s world but Safoof Mohazzil is an alternative approach to it. Particle size is a basic physical characteristic for finished product. Particle size and shape plays a vast role in particle size distribution. Reduction in particle size impacts directly on the bioavailability of drug. Methods: Micrometric properties of Safoof Mohazzil have been evaluated by the standard methods. Results: Results showed the different values of Tapped density, Bulk density, Hauser’s ratio, Compressibility index, Bulkiness and Angle of Repose. Conclusion: Micrometric properties of Safoof Mohazzil powder show good flowability. The Bulkiness value indicates that the powder is light in nature. The Micrometric properties will serve as a reference standard in future for quality control of Safoof Mohazzil and intern will prevent from adulteration. The current work may be used as standard monograph for identification and evaluation of the other such formulations.
Keywords: Safoof Mohazzil; Micrometric properties; Standardization; Unani Medicine.
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