STANDARDIZATION AND PHYSIO CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF SIDDHA HERBO MINERAL DISTILLATE “SANJEEVI THEENEER”
Vinayak S.*, Gayatri R., S. Sivakumar, D. Sivaraman, Anil Sundaresan and V. Banumathi
Background: Distillates are extracts of raw materials obtained by distillation methods. Sanjeevi theeneer is a classical formulation in the form of distillate. The drug specifies so many indications like jaundice, ascites, respiratory diseases, cardiac diseases and skin diseases. Objectives: By foreseeing the outcome of the drug in research and clinical practice, the drug has undergone preliminary analytical procedures as per AYUSH guidelines like basic standardization, Heavy metal analysis, Microbial load analysis, Physio chemical screening, Preliminary phyto chemical screening and Gas chromatography (GCMS) studies. Results and Discussion: All the physio chemical parameters especially the organo leptic characters meets the traditional standards. The heavy metal and microbial load presence were within the permissible limits. Preliminary phyto chemical analysis reveals the presence of phenolic compounds in the distillates. GC-MS screening confirmed the presence of biologically active compounds like Isothymol, oleic acid, dasycarpidan and linalool in the drug ‘Sanjeevi Theeneer’. Conclusion: The study reported fruitful results, which supports the purity, safety and efficacy of the drug.
Keywords: Sanjeevi theeneer, Physio chemical analysis, Heavy metal analysis, Microbial load, GC-MS.
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