ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATION AND DETERMINATION OF QUALITY STANDARDS OF SARASWATARISHTA: A HERBO-MINERAL ALCOHOLIC FORMULATION
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Aishwarya Krishna Koyande *, Swati Shankar Gadgil
Abstract: Saraswatarishta is a herbo-mineral hydro alcoholic formulation prescribed for various memory and sleep related disorders as well as a brain tonic. It is a unique formulation where the presence of swarna during the fermentation process may be responsible to manifold the action of remaining herbal drugs. Though the formulation is prescribed widely and available in the market with different varieties, there is a lack of documentation regarding the standard operating procedure and quality of the product. In the present study, Saraswatarishta and Swarna Saraswatarishta were prepared following standard operating procedure. Both the formulations were subjected to physico-chemical tests and values were found within the normal limits of arishta preparation from Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia of India. The sample of Swarna Saraswatarishta was analysed to check the presence of swarna using the ICP-MS technique. It was found below the level of quantification which interprets the absence of swarna in the formulation. This is the first and foremost report regarding the presence of Swarna in Swarna Saraswatarishta.
Keyword: Arishta; hydroalcoholic formulation; brahmi; gold; Bacopa monnieri; traditional system of medicine