ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: GANDHAKA RASAYANA PREPARATION AND ANALYSIS OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Vyas Suyog D. *, Deshpande Sudhir
Abstract: The aims and objectives are to prepare Gandhaka Rasayana by the classical method mentioned in Ayurved Prakash and to evaluate parameters for process standardisation of Gandhaka Rasayana. Shuddha Gandhaka obtained by Shodhan procedure was powdered. In the preparation of Gandhaka Rasayana Bhavana Sanskar is the key element. Gandhaka Rasayana is prepared by 67 bhavanas made by nine different Bhavya dravya and their Upkalpana. The powder of Shuddha Gandhaka, Kwath, Swarasa and Phanta were prepared by the classical method. Physicochemical analysis was performed keeping in view of standardisation aspects of formulation. Final product standardisation is a part of thorough process standardisation. There is change in organoleptic properties in the process of Gandhaka Rasayana formulation. Ash value increased and % sulphur decreased as number of Bhavana increases. There was a rightward shift in pH in the formulation of Gandhaka Rasayana. Gandhaka Rasayana is the abundant source of Potassium. Gandhaka Rasayana is a nine step chain reaction resulting in the final product. Fingerprint of every step of Gandhaka Rasayana can be measured or quantified with the help of total Ash value, % Sulphur and Spectrophotometric analysis. Thus these parameters help us in the process Standardisation of Gandhaka Rasayana. Parameters for final product standardisations of Gandhaka Rasayana are pH value and evaluation of minerals from Flame photometry.
Keyword: Gandhaka Rasayana, Shuddha Gandhaka, Upkalpana