Evaluation of Ayurvedic formulation for Pharmacognostic parameters, Phytochemical screening, and acute toxicity
In this age, there is an urgent need to meticulously examine the present indisputable conclusion on traditional herbal medicines, which are used for a favourable outcome for various maladies. Therefore the current investigation aimed to formulate traditional Ayurvedic medicine Amrtabhallataka Ghrta. (ABG) and evaluate it for pharmacognostic, phytochemistry and acute toxicity on Wistar rats. The organoleptic and microscopical features of Semecarpus anacardium were studied. Further, Bhallantaka nut was evaluated for phytochemical constituents. After the Shodhana process, Amrtabhallataka Ghrita was prepared. Further Ghrita was analysed for its organoleptic, physicochemical features and screened its acute toxicity in Wistar rats. The progress in analytical methodologies could serve as a specific basis for examination in herbal drug technology, thereby, aid the Ayurvedic industry to lay down quality standards and parameters, for the establishment of therapeutic efficacy, safety and purity of herbal drugs.
Keywords: Semecarpus anacardium, Ghrita Standardization, Herbal ghee, Ayurvedic medicine Acute Toxicity
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