Physicochemical Analysis of Simhanada Guggulu Pil
Saroj Kumar Debnath and Sudhaben N. Vyas
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
It is being globally recognized that medicinal plants play an important role for providing health benefits to human beings. Maximum Ayurvedic drugs are plant based drugs. The complex composition of plant based drugs has a big challenge for quality control. Physicochemical analysis is the most important part for standardization of the plant base drugs. One most important Ayurvedic drug i.e. Simhanad Guggulu pill had been selected from Ayurvedic famous book named Bhaishajya Ratnavali for the Physicochemical analysis. It is mainly and commonly used in the treatment of disease Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis). Drug preparing and Physicochemical analysis both had been done in the Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. The Physicochemical study revealed that the Simhanad Guggulu pill contained sterol, less moisture, more inorganic constituents and less water soluble constituents.