Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2014)
Standardization of Mulaka (Raphenus sativus Linn.) Kshara: a herbal alkaline preparation
Author(s): Sujata Waddar, Prasanna N Rao, BJ Gopi Krishna, Arun Raj GR, Shridhar Waddar
Abstract: Herbal remedies are having a vital role in health care systems, because these drugs are easily available at low cost, safe and people have faith in them. As the usage of these herbal medicines has increased, issues regarding their quality, safety, and efficacy have raised up. The purpose of standardization of medicinal plants is to ensure the therapeutic efficacy. Mulaka Kshara is a caustic alkaline preparation of the drug Mulaka (Raphenus sativus Linn.). Physico‐chemical studies, like powder microscopy, total ash, water soluble ash, acid insoluble ash, loss on drying at 105 °C and determination of pH were carried out as per the WHO guidelines has to be carried out in order to standardize the Mulaka Kshara.
Microscopy of Mulaka Kshara sample.
How to cite this article:
Sujata Waddar, Prasanna N Rao, BJ Gopi Krishna, Arun Raj GR, Shridhar Waddar. Standardization of Mulaka (Raphenus sativus Linn.) Kshara: a herbal alkaline preparation. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;3(1):108-110.