Pharmacognostical Profiles of Triphala Masi Prepared at Different Levels of Temperature

  • Griva Bhatt GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY
  • Harmeet Kaur
  • Harisha C R
  • Galib Ruknuddin
  • Prajapati P K
Keywords: Black ash, Masi, Pharmacognosy, Pyrolysis, Temperature, Triphala

Abstract

Triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation consisting of dried pericarp of three medicinal plants Terminalia chebula Retz., Terminalia bellerica Roxb. and Emblica officinalis Gaertn. Masi (Black ash) prepared from this combination is of great use. No pharmacognostical profiles are available on Triphala Masi till date. So the same is attempted in current study. Aim: To evaluate pharmacognostical profiles of Triphala Masi prepared at three different levels of temperature. Materials and Methods: Tripahla Masi was prepared at three different levels of temperature and samples were coded as TM 1, TM 2 and TM 3 and further subjected for pharmacognostical profiles. Results: Loosened walls of epicarp cells were observed in TM 1 sample prepared at 3000C; showed that these cells sustained up to this temp. At 3500C, epicarp cells in the sample TM 2 were seen disturbed. But when heat was increased up to 4000C, only black mass was observed in TM 3 sample. Conclusion: Based on pharmacognostical observations, 4000C temperature is required for preparation of Triphala Masi.

 

 

Author Biographies

Griva Bhatt, GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY

PhD SCHOLAR

RASA SASHTRA AND BHAISAJYA KALPANA

 

Harmeet Kaur

PhD scholar

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana

Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda

Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar

 

Harisha C R

Head of Pharmacognosy Laboratory

Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda

Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar

 

 

 

Galib Ruknuddin

Assistant Professor

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana

Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda

Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar

 

Prajapati P K

Professor & Director

Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda

Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar

 

Published
2016-06-25
Section
Research Articles