ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PHYSICOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF SHARBAT ALOO BALOO
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Ahmad Imtiyaz *, Shamsi Shariq, Shadab Mohd
Abstract: Sharbat (Syrup) is one of the important dosage forms of Unani system of the medicine (USM). In the form of Sharbat, numbers of formulations are manufactured because of its various advantages in respiratory system, digestive system and urinary system. Out of these, Sharbat Aloo baloo (SAB) is one of the important formulations, being used in urinary system to cure the renal calculi and stone in bladder. Both of these diseases are very common and present everywhere. SAB is very effective for both diseases, hence was selected and prepared as per the ratio of drug and sugar (1:4) given in Bayaz Kabeer and then evaluated for its standardization on different physicochemical parameters. Physico-chemical evaluation was done on three batches of SAB of different volumes (one litre batch, five lire batch and ten litre batch). Physico-chemical standards of SAB were fixed on various parameters like (a) organoleptic properties (appearance, colour, odour and taste) (b) Viscosity (c) pH values (d) Ash values (e) Extractive values (f) Alcohol soluble matter (g) Water soluble matter (h) Specific gravity at 25ºC (i) Refractive index (j) Sugar quantity (total sugar, reducing sugar and non-reducing sugar) (k) Estimation of calcium, potassium and phosphorus (l)TLC finger printing. The results obtained for the various Physico-chemical tests of lab samples of SAB may be taken as standard values for future reference.
Keyword: Sharbat Aloo baloo, Dosage forms, Unani system of medicine