Comparative Physicochemical Study on Alambusadi Churna Tablet and Simhanad Guggulu Pill
Saroj Kumar Debnath, Abichal Chattopadhyaya and Sudhaben N. Vyas
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
It is internationally recognized that medicinal plants play a major role for providing health benefits more safely to human beings. The complex composition of medicinal plant based drugs has a major challenge for quality control. Maximum Ayurvedic drugs are plant based drugs. Physicochemical analysis is the most important part for standardization of the medicinal plant based drugs. Two most important Ayurvedicdrugs i.e., Alambushadi Churna tablet and Simhanad Guggulu pill had been selected from Ayurvedic famous books named BhavaPrakasha and BhaishajyaRatnavali, respectively for comparative Physicochemical study. These two Ayurvedic drugs are mainly and commonly used in the treatment of disease Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis). Preparation and Physicochemical study of both these drugs was carried out in the Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. This comparative Physicochemical study revealed that Alambushadi Churna tablet contains more moisture, less inorganic constituents and more water soluble constituents than Simhanad Guggulu pill and hardness as well as disintegration time of Alambushadi Churna tablet was less than Simhanad Guggulu pill.