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PHARMACOGNOSTICAL, ANALYTICAL STUDY AND HIGHPERFORMANCE THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAHY (HPTLC) EVALUATION OF TRIKATU CHURNA

Swathi N.*, Anup B. Thakar, Harisha C. R. and V. J. Shukla

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Introduction: Trikatu Churna is a compound herbal formulation used widely to achieve Deepana, Pachana and Vatanulomana action. Efficacy of formulation depends on their genuineness of herbs used. The detailed pharmacognostical and pharmaceutical study of plant helps us to differentiate between closely related species of the same genus of the same family. It is also the first step to standardize a drug, which is the need of the day. Materials and Method: Sukshma Churna of Trikatu was evaluated for their pharmacognostic and pharmaceutical analysis. Results and Discussion: Pharmacognostic study showed the presence of contents such as simple starch grains and fibres of Shunthi, black debris of Maricha, Epicarp cells of Pippali etc. Physico-chemical analysis showed that the loss on drying-7.96%, Ash value-5.29%, Water soluble extract-13.24%, Alcohol soluble extract-8.34% and pH 5.2. Conclusion: The pharmacognostical and phytochemical analysis of Trikatu Churna confirmed the purity and genuinity of the drug.

Keywords: Trikatu Churna, Pharmacognostic, Physico-chemical analysis, HPTLC evaluation.


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