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"INGREDIENTS IDENTIFICATION, PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND HPTLC EVALUATION OF VAJIGANDHADI TAILA – A POLYHERBAL FORMULATION"

Surendra Kumar*, K.S. Patel, A.B.Thakar, C.R. Harisha, Shukla V.J.

Vajigandhadi Taila (VT) is a classically well-known medicated oil for Gridhrasi disease. To standardize the VT medicament with pharmacognostical, physico-chemical, Chromatographical profiling according to ASU guidelines. The Taila are prepared with respective pharmacognostically identified ingredients Vajigandha/Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Linn.), Bala (Sida cordifolia Linn.), Bilva (Aegle marmelos Corr.), Brihati (Solanum indicum Linn.), Kantakari (Solanum surrattense Burm.f.), Prishaniparni (Uraria picta Desv.), Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum DC.), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris Linn.), Agnimantha (Premna mucronata Roxb.), Shyonaka (Oroxyllum indicum Vent), Patala (Stereospermum suaveoleus DC), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea Linn.), and along with base Eranda Taila (castor oil) with standard operating procedure. The VT was subjected to standardize by physico-chemical and chromatographical parameters. Pharmacognostical identified features of coarse powder are systemically explained and physico-chemical finding of VT formulation such as Acid value, Refractive index, Iodine value, Saponification value and Specific Gravity respectively was found 10.57, 1.472, 91.09, 168.97043 and 0.9577. The chromatographic authentication of VT was done under pre-chromatographic derivatization technique. Microscopic characteristics like the pitted vessels, oil globules, rhomboidal crystal, starch grains, prismatic crystals, shows that ingredients presence in VT formulation. The findings from this study will provide systemic evaluation and also serve as a master document to control the quality of VT formulation.

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