PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATION AND ANALYSIS OF KANCHNAR SYRUP
Shah Nandini*, Deepshikha, Aditi, Rajeev Kurele and Garg G. P.
Context- Concepts regarding quality control and standardization of Ayurvedic drugs can be traced back from the ancient era. Pharmacological evaluation is a critical component in the development of herbal drug. Based on their observations, ancient Acharya have been documenting the principles of drug processing and the ideal qualities of finished drug preparation. The principles developed at that time were based on scientific parameters and even today they are to be viewed and answered in the light of scientific and technological advancements in current scenario. The plant Bauhinia variegata is widely used in India and possesses several health benefits. This article depicts the picture of herbal drug Kanchnar along with pharmaceutical preparation and analysis of Kanchnar syrup. Material and Methods: Kanchnar syrup is a herbal formulation containing Kanchnar twak and jaggery which was prepared in a GMP certified Ayurveda pharmacy and subjected to pharmacopeial procedures for analysis of organoleptic, physicochemical, phytochemical, heavy metals and TLC for standardization. Observation and Results: Findings are pH (Direct) 4.66, Specific gravity 1.26, Total solids 74.60%, Total Sugar 61.91, reducing sugar 33.95% w/v, non-reducing sugar 27.96 %w/v. Heavy metals like Lead1.69ppm, Arsenic <0.50 ppm, Cadmium 0.01 ppm, Mercury <0.13 ppm. Identification by TLC- RF-0.447, RF- 0.588. Conclusion: Syrup shows all values in the standard range as per API and suggestive of authentic and standard pharmaceutical preparation of Kanchnar syrup
Keywords: Kanchnar syrup, pharmaceutical preparation and analysis.
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