ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PREPARATION OF VALUE ADDED FORMULATION OF VATAPALLAVA MALATHYADI LEPA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Kavitha S., Padmaja V., Jacob M Titus
Abstract: Value addition is a relative proposition assuming magnanimous importance in today’s dynamic world. In general adding value is the process of changing or transforming a product from its original state to a more valuable state. Here an effort was made to prepare a value added formulation by using extracts of herbal medicines mentioned in lepavidhi adhyaya of Sarngadhara samhita. Vatapallavamalathyadi lepa mentioned in Sarangadhara Samhita consists of six drugs having the property of vyangahara and tarunyapitakahara. Six drugs in the formulation had entirely different extractive values. The method used for extraction was maceration and solvent system used was 70% ethanol and 30% distilled water. Base used is the vanishing cream base. Value added Vatapallavamalathyadi lepa is very convenient and user friendly dosage form with slight pinkish color. This has a longer shelf life and is ready to use, compared to that of kalka.
Keyword: Value addition, extraction, Vatapallavamalathyadi lepa, maceration