Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Preparation and pharmacognostic evaluation of Ashwagandha Mashi
Sonali A Barke, Sandesh R Wayal, Mukta M Abhyankar and Dr. RY Patil
Ashwagandha is a popular medicinal herb of Ayurveda and it’s a common ingredient of polyherbal or herbo-mineral formulations used for health, vitality, longevity and rejuvenation. Mashi is an Ayurvedic dosage form in which bulk of raw material is reduced to greater extent by application of certain quantum of energy due to which hidden chemical constituents become prominent or new chemical moieties are formed. Mashi of powdered Ashwagandha roots were prepared by Bahir-Dhum and Anter-Dhum Paddhati. The powdered Ashwagandha roots and its Mashi were examined comparatively for macroscopical, microscopical and physicochemical properties. The phytochemical constituents of Ashwagandha roots and its Mashi were extracted by soxhlet and decoction using ethanol and water solvent respectively. The extracts were screened for phytochemical constituents and evaluated for inorganic metal content. The results of evaluations were reveals that, Ashwagandha Mashi can effectively use as solid Ayurvedic dosage form as compared to powdered form of Ashwagandha roots.
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Sonali A Barke, Sandesh R Wayal, Mukta M Abhyankar and Dr. RY Patil. Preparation and pharmacognostic evaluation of Ashwagandha Mashi. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):2499-2505.