ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: STANDARDIZATION OF A SIDDHA HERBOMINERAL FORMULATION KUMARA VEERIYA KANTHA CHENDURAM
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Siva Lakshmi S *, H. Vetha Merlin Kumari, S. Mohan, R. Meena Kumari
Abstract: The Siddha system of medicine is a traditional healing system, one of India's oldest holistic systems. This system comprises a large source of drugs of four types, namely herbals, metals, minerals and animals. Lack of standardization and validation is a lacuna in these herbo mineral products which causes concern about their safety and effectiveness. There has been substantial work in recent years into traditional medicines based on these aspects of validity and standardization. The aim of the study is to standardize the Siddha herbomineral formulation Kumara veeriya kantha chenduram. Kumara veeriya kantha chenduram is one the herbomineral formulation mentioned in Anuboga Vaidya Navaneetham part 1. This medicine has been standardized on the basis of organoleptic characters, biochemical analysis, preliminary phytochemical analysis, physico-chemical properties, TLC and HPTLC. A primary phytochemical and biochemical analysis conducted on Kumara veeriya Kantha chenduram revealed that the presence of bio active molecules like Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Ammonium, Starch, Alkaloids, Tannic acids, Phenols, Tannins, Saponins were detected. HPTLC finger printing analysis revealed the presence of two prominent peaks corresponds to presence of five versatile phytocomponents present within it. This research article will report safety and efficacy data for the herbomineral formulation Kumara veeriya kantha chenduram through standardization.
Keyword: Iron deficiency anemia, Standardization, Siddha drug, Kumara veeriya kantha chenduram