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Abstract

PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYSIS OF VAMANA YOGA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF EKAKUSTHA W.S.R TO PSORIASIS

Ritika Mishra*, Shruti Vincchi, Rampoojan Verma Prof. A. B. Thakar, Dr. Harisha C. R. and Dr. Shukla V. J.

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Vamana Karma is the best therapy for elimination of vitiated Kapha Dosha[1]. According to Ayurveda, Ekakustha is a type of Khsudra Kustha, caused due to predominanace of Kapha-Vata dosha[2]. In Charak samhita Kustha Chiktsasthan, Vamana Yoga has been mentioned for performing Vamana in Kustha disease.[3] Methods- Vamana yoga was subjected to Pharmacognostical and physicochemical analysis such as microscopic study, loss on drying, ash value etc. Results- The Pharmacognostical study showed the presence of contents such as;Brown content of Madhuka, Oil globule of Madhuka, Epicarp cells of Madhuka, Epidermal cells of Patola, Fibres of Nimba, Lignified fibres of Kutaj, Lignified parenchymal cells of Kutaj, Lignified stone cells of Kutaj, Stone cells of Nimba, Prismatic crystals of Kutaj, Rhomboidal crystal of Nimba.Spiral vessels of Patola, Trichome of Patola. The Pharmaceutical analysis showed that the loss on drying value 9.53%, pH Value 6.5. Conclusion- The present work was carried out to standardize the finished product Vamana yoga in terms of its identity, quality and purity. Pharmacognostical and Physico-chemical observations revealed the specific characters of all active constituents used in the preparation.

Keywords: Vamana yoga, ekakustha, Pharmacognosy, HPTLC, Pharmaceutical.


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