ANALYTICAL STUDY ON PANCHVALKALA YONI VARTI – AN AYURVEDIC FORMULATION
Riya*, Sharma Kalpna and Tomar Pravesh
Panchvalkala Kalka is mentioned in the management of Pittala Yonivyapada in Charak Samhita Chikitsha Sthana, which is an Ayurvedic text. The drug has been chosen to treat the Pittala Yonivyapada (vulvovaginitis) a disease of Yoni which occurs due to the predominance of the Pitta Dosha. Keeping in mind the comfortability in using the drug by the patient, the Kalka has been converted into the Varti form. After the drug has been prepared it has undertaken through analytical study to establish the physical or the organoleptic character as well as the chemical nature which includes heavy metal content and the microbiological test to serve as the supporting literature and to maintain the standard quality of the formulation.
Keywords: Panchvalkala, Yoni Varti, Pittala Yonivyapada, Vulvovaginitis.
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