ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: COMPARATIVE PHYSICOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF WET AND DRY GUDUCHI (TINOSPORA CORDIFOLIA WILLD.) MIERS.
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Dongre Sushma *, Pande Shishir
Abstract: Bhaishajya Kalpana is a branch of Ayurveda which deals with pharmaceutics. It is based on certain scientific principles which need to be followed for quality pharmaceutical preparations. Use of dry form drugs over fresh form in pharmaceutical preparation is one of the principles. It excludes some drugs such as Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) As Guduchi is being widely used in Ayurveda for preventive as well as curative purpose; it has been selected for the study. In order to find difference between morphological and physicochemical characteristics analysis of wet and dry Guduchi, was carried as per standards of Ayurved Pharmacopeia of India (API). It was noticed that almost all the Macroscopic and Microscopic profile matches with standard parameters of Guduchi in API. It is observed that pH Value of fresh Guduchi was more than its dry form which is directed to its alkaline nature. Foreign matter content was found to be negligible in Fresh form. Fresh Guduchi also showed more water soluble extractive than dry, however alcohol soluble extractive was higher in dry form. This study has added new analytical parameters for wet Guduchi i.e. pH. Value, Total ash, water soluble and alcohol soluble extractive other than foreign matter and moisture content. So, it could be considered as a standard for future study. This study evidenced classical principle of using Fresh Guduchi over dry. Further qualitative analysis needs to be done by using qualitative parameters.
Keyword: Guduchi, Wet, Dry, standards.