PHYSIO, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF ITRIFAL KISHNEEZI, A UNANI FORMULATION
Dr. Sonali Patil* and Sharique Zafar
India has one of the oldest, richest and most diverse cultural traditions associated with the use of medicinal plants. This traditional knowledge forms the recognized indigenous systems of medicine and exist in the forms of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha. Itrifal Kishneezi is a traditional Unani formulation used as Munaqqi Dimagh (Drugs clearing vitiated humour from the Brain), Munaqqi Meda (Drugs clearing vitiated humour from the stomach). Highâ€Performance Thinâ€layer Chromatography has become the most potent tool for quality control of herbal medicines because of its simplicity and reliability. Therefore in the present study, for the first time HPTLC chemo-profiling was developed for raw materials and formulations. Thus, the HPTLC chemo-profiling of the botanically authenticated raw materials and formulations will serve as primary reference for quality control and quality assurance.
Keywords: Itrifal Kishneezi, Unani medicine, HPTLC, quality control.
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