Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2013)
Determination of Quality Standards for Herbal Formulation: Chaturjat Churna
Bharat Jhanwar*, Renu Solanki, Manjeet Singh
Herbal medicines in India preferred remedies in the traditional system. Large part of globe is now relying on herbal medicines because of having better tolerability. Chaturjat churna is well known ayurvedic formulation used for vata and kapha dosha. It comprises of barks of Cinnamommum zeylanicum, seeds of Elettaria cardamomum, flowers of Mesua ferrea and leaves of Cinnamommum tamala. This combination improves appetite, digestion and palatability of herbal formulations, also corrects respiratory and renal disorders. It is observed that consistency and content varies from one manufacturer to another which overall affects the therapeutic activity. Hence a need was felt to formulate, standardize and compare various formulations. In the present study two batches of marketed and laboratory formulations were compared and evaluated as per Indian Pharmacopeia and World Health Organization guidelines through physicochemical and phytochemical investigation like extractive value, total ash value, loss on drying, chemical constituents, microscopic and physical characterization. The result revealed that all batches were in close proximity with that of standard values.
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Bharat Jhanwar*, Renu Solanki, Manjeet Singh. Determination of Quality Standards for Herbal Formulation: Chaturjat Churna. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(1):101-105.