Pharmaceutico-Analytical Study of Vatavidhvamsana Rasa
Vatavidhvamsana rasa (VVR) is a well-known herbo-mineral formulation explained in classical ayurvedic text Yogaratnakara and also quoted in Ayurveda Formulary of India (AFI) and is mainly indicated for Vatika disorders. There is a lack of data regarding the standardization of pharmaceutical process and analytical profile of VVR. Aim: To prepare vatavidhvamsana rasa and analyze it using various physicochemical parameters. Materials and methods: Total three batches of Vatavidhvamsana Rasa was prepared as per the classical method explained in the reference to evaluate the standard procedure. During the pharmaceutical process, all ingredients were mixed thoroughly and triturated thirty times with ten bhavana drugs for an average of 90 hours. The pharmaceutical and analytical parameters were completed and the data was recorded. Results: Three batches of Vatavidhvamsana Rasa after preparation showed an average increase of 12.93% yield. Pharmacognostical evaluation showed the presence of the ingredients used. Average values of physicochemical parameters of Vatavidhvamsana Rasa were as follows: loss on drying 6.19, pH 7, total ash value 36.46, acid insoluble ash 7.16, water soluble extractive value 17.24, alcohol soluble extractive value 7.13. HPTLC of Vatavidhvamsana Rasa revealed a total of 11 and 12 bands at 254 nm and 366 nm. Conclusion: Data generated from pharmaceutical, analytical studies and HPTLC can be used to develop a preliminary standard profile for the formulation Vatavidhvamsana Rasa.
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