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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-103

Pharmacognostical and preliminary physicochemical profiles of Navaka Guggulu


1 Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, G J Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Pharmacognocy Laboratory, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
3 Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
4 Department of Rasashatra and Bhaishajya Kalpana Including Drug Research, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Kruti Yagneshkumar Vyas
Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, G J Patel Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research, New Vallabha Vidhyanagar Anand, Jamnagar, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.180422

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Introduction: Guggulu (Commiphora wightii, [Arn] Bhandari) is a common herbal source in many Ayurvedic preparations. Navaka Guggulu (NG) is one among them. It is useful in Medoroga (hyperlipidaemia), Sthaulya (obesity), and Kaphaja roga (diseases due to Kapha). Though it is an important formulation, reports on physicochemical profile of NG are a few. Hence, an attempt has been made to evaluate pharmacognostical and preliminary physicochemical parameters of NG through relevant parameters. Materials and Methods: NG was evaluated on the basis of powder microscopy and analytical parameters such as pH, acid value, acid insoluble ash, water soluble extract, methanol extract, volatile content, and high-performance thin layer chromatography. Results: NG exhibits a set of diagnostic characters of its ingredients such as bottleneck-shaped stone cell of Pippali, trichome of Bibhitaki, and mesocarp cell of Vidanga, which will help to identify finished product.


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