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Abstract

QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATION OF MENTHOL (MENTHA ARVENSIS LINN.) IN THE PREPARATION OF PUDINA CHURNA AND PUDINA ARKA

Yogita J. Jethava*, Dr. Kruti Y. Vyas and Dr. Rajesh G. Baravaliya

Abstract

Context: The “Panchavidha Kashaya Kalpana” is basic processing techniques of Bhaishajya Kalpana. The efficacy of Kalka, Churna, Swarasa, Taila and Arka is gradually increasing in descending order as said by Arka Prakasha. This efficacy of individual formulation is may be due to various degrees in the concentration of active principle. Pudina (Mentha Arvensis Linn.) is easily available and widely used plant drug and also known as mint. Menthol derived from its essential oil has antiseptic, stimulant and diuretic in properties. Aim: To compare potency between Pudina Churna and Pudina Arka with special reference to Menthol. Methods and Material: Marked sample of fresh Pudina is procured and dried in shade after proper washing. Organoleptic and Physico- chemical parameters such as pH, LOD, WSE, ASE, Total Ash value and AIS were assessed in Pudina Churna and Refractive index, specific gravity was done in sample of Pudina Arka. In addition to that, the chemical marker – Menthol was quantitatively identified by GC in both the samples. Results: All parameters are found within limit of API monograph. Assay of Menthol by GC showed. Conclusion: Pudina Churna have more concentration of menthol than the Pudina Arka.

Keywords: Gas Chromatography, Menthol, Pudina Churna, Pudina Arka


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