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PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL EVALUATION OF HEMKANDA GHRUTA- AN AYURVEDIC FORMULATION

Dr. Yogesh L. Manani*, Prof. L. P. Dei and Dr. Rahul Singadiya

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Hemkanda (Cadaba indica Lam.) a folk medicines, is successfully being used for the treatment of fibroid in various part of the country. It is also employed in the treatment of amenorrhea, dysmenorrhoea and uterine obstruction. Hemakanda Ghruta (HG) is studied first time in Garbhashaya Arbuda (Uterine fibroid). The present work was carried out to pharmacognostical and pharmaceutical evaluation of Hemkanda Ghruta to conform its identity, quality and purity. The pharmacognostical work reveals that presence of Stomata, prismatic crystals, fragment of tricomes, fragment of wavy parenchyma cells, annular vessels sclera, lignified fiber and stone cells had observed microscopically from leaves of Cadaba indica. Pharamaceutical evaluation of HG showed that Specific Gravity (At room Temperature) was 0.913, Refractive Index (At room Temperature) was 1.465, Iodine value was 27.008% w/w, Acid value was 4.73% w/w and Saponification value was 228.34% w/w.

Keywords: Cadaba indica, Garbhashaya Arbuda, Hemkanda Ghruta, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutics, Standardization.


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