International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Original Research articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.15240

Pages: 63-66

Author: Harish Kumar Singhal *, Prem Prakash Vyas, Vijaypal Tyagi, Neetu, Pradeep Kumar Prajapati

Abstract: Background: According to the WHO, malnutrition is estimated to contribute to more than one-third of all child deaths, although most often, it is not listed as the direct cause. Nutrition-specific interventions, which address the immediate causes of undernutrition, have been proven to deliver among the best value for money of all development interventions. Ayurvedic literature has numerous herbal preparations in the form of medicines that need validation in today’s perspectives; Yashtyadi ghrita is one of those classical herbal formulations used in the management of Balsosha, mentioned in the famous textbook Ashtanga Samgraha Uttarasthan under the Balaupcharaniya chapter. Yashtyadi ghrita was prepared as per textual reference under the heading of sneha kalpana in Sharangdhara Samhita. To date, no research has been carried out on Yashtyadi ghrita. Therefore, the present study was planned to evaluate the physiochemical analysis of Yashtyadi ghrita. Aims and objectives: The aim was to prepare Yashtyadi ghrita and evaluate its pharmaceutical and analytical parameters. Materials and methods: Yashtyadi ghrita was prepared as per Sharangdhara Samhita, while murchhana of ghrita was done as per API and. Result: All the physicochemical parameters of Yashtyadi ghrita are found within the reference range explained in API for ghrita kalpana. Conclusion: Physiochemical parameters of Yashtyadi ghrita explained that no heavy metals, aflatoxins, or active microbes were detected. Therefore, it was a safe preparation for internal administration.

Keyword: Ashtanga Samgraha, Balsosha, Marasmus, Murchhana Samskara, Murchhita Ghrita.