Pharmacognostical & physicochemical Analysis of Musta-Triphaladi Avalehya, used in the management of Thalassemia Major
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Thalassemia is the most prevalent genetic blood disorder in the world. Thalassemic patients are suffering from hypochromic, microcytic anemia due to the early excessive destruction of red blood cells. Due to the complications and incompleteness of modern medical management of the disease, need arises of some adjuvant therapy like Ayurveda. Hence present study was carried out to standardize the finished product of Musta-triphaladi Avaleha, an Ayurveda formulation which is used in the management of Thalassemia Major, to conform its identity, quality and purity. The finished product was used for the pharmacognostical study; organoleptic characteristics and microscopical study of the Musta-triphaladi Avaleha by showing characteristic features of hat all ingredients used were genuine and all were found in the finished product too. Physico-Chemical Parameters of Musta-Triphaladi Avaleha were found as pH value 6.0, ash value 0.142 g and Acid insoluble ash was 0.193 % w/w
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