PHARMACEUTICAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY OF DADIMA TWAK ARKA
Arundhathi S. Kulkarni*, Sneha Gopal N. V. and Gazala Hussain
Dadima is an easily available drug and its patra, phala, Dadaima phala twak are used in pharmaceutical preparations in Ayurveda pharmaceutics. Arka is said as a potent formulation with longer shelf life compared to other primary preparations of Ayurveda pharmaceutics. Dadima arka is a preparation that can be prepared easily. The analysis of Dadima arka carried such as pH, Specific gravity, Viscosity, Total Suspended Solids, Refractive Index were carried out as per Protocol of testing of Ayurveda Siddha and Unani drugs. Physico chemical analysis such as pH, Specific gravity, Viscosity, Total Suspended Solids, Refractive Index showed the following values 3.92, 1, 0.0078, 0.1, 0.34% respectively. The GCMS showed 12 peaks and these can be taken as preliminary standard of the arka.
Keywords: Dadima, arka, GCMS, Ayurveda pharmaceutics, analysis.
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