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Abstract

STANDARDIZATION OF SILVISHA USIDHAM – A CLASSICAL SIDDHA FORMULATION FOR ALOPECIA AREATA

R. D. Indumathi*, M. Meenakshi Sundaram and V. Banumathi

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Siddha system is unique among the Indian system of medicine and its drug sources are obtained from plants, minerals, metals and animals. Silvisha Usidham is a herbal drug was mentioned in Siddha literature Anuboga vaithiya navaneetha thirattu by B.Hakim abdula saayu. This herbal drug can use for the various kind of disease like Silvidam, Puzhuvettu, Viranam, Kadi, Kuttam. Standardization is a one point of safety and efficacy of the drug. Every effective and potent medicine of Siddha needs to be standardized. The present study deals with analyzing the physic-chemical characterization, Phytochemical, Biochemical analysis, HPTLC, Heavy metal analysis, Specific pathogen test, Aflotoxin and Pesticide residue of Silvisha Usidham to establish standard quality parameters. This study showed Refractive index determining the identity and purity, higher Saponification value improves absorption rate to the intestine, lesser free fatty acid make them less rancidity and also having healthy benefits. The implication of the present findings such as Microbial contamination, Specific pathogen, Aflatoxin, Pesticide residues and heavy metal analysis may be taken into consideration of the experimental formulation may be safe.

Keywords: Physicochemical, Siddha, Silvisha Usidham and Standardization.


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