Detailed Pharmacognostical and Preliminary Pharmaceutical Assay of Shunthi Tablet
Jay R. Mordhara, A.S.Baghel, Harisha C R andV. J. Shukla
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Health is an important issue today. Hazards from faulty lifestyle and excessive use of junk foods affect more people these days. This leads to more digestive problems in present era. Shunthi (Zingiber officinalae Rosc.) of Zingiberaceae family is a widely used herb in various Ayurvedic preparations like Trikatu, Panchkola etc. due to its effect on digestive and other systems. It is also used as flavouring agent, aromatic and taste making agent in Indian kitchen and as an AntiInflammatory, Hypolipidaemic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Molluscicidal, Nonphytotoxic agent in pharmaceutical industries. Different dosage form mentioned in Ayurvedic classics for different drug to improve its efficacy, palatability and self-life. This study has been conducted to evaluate the role of Shunthi as Deepana and Paachana drug. The drug is going to use in the form of tablet and subjected to Pharmacognostical and physicochemical evaluation. The Pharmacognostical results showed that annular vessels, parenchyma cell with starch grain, oleoresin content. The physicochemical evaluation showed that Tablet Hardness 0.6 kg/cm2 , Loss in drying 7.15 %w/w, pH value 6.5, Ash value 8.38 % w/w.