PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND STANDARDIZATION OF POLYHERBAL FORMULATION: MAHARISHI AMRIT KALASH 5
Keywords:MAK-5, Polyherbal, Organoleptic, Phytoconstituents, Standardization, Physicochemical
Objective: The main aim of the study was to standardize the polyherbal formulation on the basis of organoleptic characters, phytochemical analysis, physicochemical parameters and fluorescence analysis.
Methods: All the above tests were performed based on WHO norms.
Results: Organoleptic characters revealed that formulation was light brown in color, characteristic odor, bitter in taste and moderately fine texture. Physicochemical parameters resulted in water soluble extractive (35.8 Â± 0.35), alcohol soluble extractive (38.6 Â± 0.24), total ash (9.25 Â± 0.12), acid insoluble ash (1.94 Â± 0.23), water soluble ash (6.5 Â± 0.18), pH (7.49 Â± 0.02), crude fat (0.3 Â± 0.1), LOD at 1050C (7.2 Â± 0.6) and moisture content (6.2 Â± 0.8). Phytochemical analysis shows the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, terpenoids, etc. Fluorescence analysis of formulation was studied using different chemical reagents.
Conclusion: The in-house formulation was prepared and screened for various standardization parameters as per ayurvedic pharmacopoeial standards.
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