ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ANALYTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SWARNAMRITHAPRASHANA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Shailaja U *, Nayan Kumar S, Prasanna N Rao, Suchitra Kini
Abstract: In present era of increasing popularity of traditional medicines, steps towards standardization of Ayurvedic formulations are need of the hour. Swarnamrithaprashana is a popular formulation being administered to a significant diaspora of pediatric population. Present study was carried out as a part of project entitled “Efficacy of Swarnamrithaprashana on Promotion of Immunity in Children – A Randomized Double-Blind Trial” sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bengaluru, India. The study aimed at assessing the efficacy of Swarnamrithaprashana (modified form of Swarnaprashana) in school going children, with an aim of analytical characterization of Swarnamrithaprashana as a preliminary step towards standardization of the formulation. Microscopic examination and Physico?chemical studies like Refractive index, Specific gravity, disintegration time, Unsaponifiable matter and HPTLC were carried out as per the WHO and Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia guidelines. The observed values can be considered as reference data for quality assessment and future studies on Swarnamrithaprashana.
Keyword: Swarnamrithaprashana, HPTLC, Swarnaprashana