ANALYTICAL STUDY OF SHANKHPUSHPI & MANDUKPARNI
Kumar Naveen* and Chaubey Suresh
Aim: Shankhpushpi & Mandukparni are to be taken for analytical study to match the standards of Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India (API) with the aim to assess the safety and toxicity parameters of both the drugs, so that the drugs can be used in clinical study.
Methodology: The study is performed under following steps:
1. Collection of Plants
2. Powder Microscopy
3. Physicochemical Study
4. Phytochemical Study
6. Heavy Metal Analysis, Microbiological Study, Test for aflatoxins & Pesticide Residues
Observations & Results: The steps in methodology have been scientifically performed. Precise Observations thus obtained are noted and results have been prepared based upon the observations. All the parameters are matched with the given parameters in API. Conclusion: The analytical study has shown that the drugs are safe to be used in further experimental and clinical study as all parameters fall under the standard parameters of API.
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