Study on Pudina (mint) arka prepared by three different methods

  • Shweta Paul
  • Karunanidhi Sharma, Vaidya
  • Parimi Suresh
Keywords: Arq e Pudina, Distillate of Mint, Arka Kalpana

Abstract

Mint or Pudina (Meantha spicata L) is very common home herb, used in kitchen and also as a home remedy to treat common abdominal problems. It has an important place in Ayurveda and Unani system of medicine. Its juice, paste, powder, extract, distillate are used individually or as ingredient in many formulations to treat stomachache, dyspepsia, indigestion etc. Since it’s having volatile oil as important constituent, so Arka is most efficient dosage form to use it. There are conflicts in method of preparation among Arka Prakash (AP), Ayurveda Formulary of India (AFI) and National Formulary of Unani Medicine (NFUM). To evaluate the best method among them the present study has been planned. 3 Samples of Pudina Arka were prepared by following these references using simple distillation method. Method of Arka Prakash was found impractical and difficult to extract Arka. Both the remaining references was found suitable for preparation. The method mentioned in NFUM is found most suitable.

 

Author Biographies

Shweta Paul

Consultant, Shree Vishwapranda Ayurvedic Chikitsalya & Panchakarma center, Yermala, Kallam, Osmanabad, Maharashtra.

 

Karunanidhi Sharma, Vaidya

Research officer, Multani Pharmaceutical Ltd., New Delhi

Parimi Suresh

Professor, PG Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur

Published
2019-06-30
Section
Research Articles