PHARMACEUTICAL STANDARDIZATION OF APAMARGA KSHARA YOGA

  • Hasmukh R Jadav
  • Galib R Assistant professor Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhishajya Kalpana, IPGT & RA, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar
  • PK Prajapati Director and professor Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhishajya Kalpana, IPGT & RA, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar

Abstract

Objective: Apamarga Kshara Yoga (APK), a classical Ayurvedic formulation containing Apamarga Kshara (alkaline substance of Achyranthes aspera Linn.), Manahshila (Arsenic Disulphide) and Gomutra (cow’s urine) is effective in cases of Shvitra (vitiligo). As the formulations has short shelf life, inconvenient to patients and involve longer duration of pharmaceutical preparation; it is planned to convert into more convenient form. Design: Raw materials were authenticated and APK was prepared. Further, organoleptic and physico-chemical properties were evaluated. Results: An average 909.8 gm (90.98 %) yield after Taila Paka and 1379.6 gm ointment was observed in the process. Conclusions: As observed in present study, addition of wax to attain ointment consistency is mandate. Residue as Apamarga Kshara and Manahshila incorporated in preparation of ointment yielded more without losing its consistency.

Keywords: Achyranthes aspera Linn., Apamarga Kshara Yoga, Ointment, Siktha Taila, standardization

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Jadav H, R G, Prajapati P. PHARMACEUTICAL STANDARDIZATION OF APAMARGA KSHARA YOGA. JDDT [Internet]. 15Nov.2015 [cited 24Sep.2020];5(6):31-4. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/1177