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A Pharmacognostical and Physicochemical Evaluation of Mukhakantivardhaka Lepa

Madhumita Panigrahi, Mahesh Vyas, Harisha C.R., V. J. Shukla andKabi P. Mohanty

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 3.4 billion people in the developing world depend on plant based traditional medicines. This represents about 88% of the world’s inhabitants, who rely mainly on traditional medicine for their primary health care 1 . Ayurveda aims at the preservation of good health apart from mitigation of disease. The symbiosis between Cosmetology and Ayurveda is the most ancient one. Mukhakantivardhaka lepa is a poly herbal formulation in the form of Churna extensively used to skin complexion hence Mukhakantivardhaka lepa was selected in the present study to assess the efficacy of the drug in Twakvaivarnya. The present study was aimed at setting up a standard profile of Mukhakantivardhaka lepa which was prepared using pharmacognostical authenticated drug like Rakta Chandana ,Manjishtha, Lodhra, Kushtha, Priyangu, Batankura, Masoor dal followed by subjecting it to detailed physico-chemical analysis as per standard protocol. The observations were systematically recorded.