ACUTE TOXICITY STUDY OF A SIDDHA HERBAL FORMULATION VALIKANAKUDINEER
Gayathri N.*, Shanmugapriya C., Meenakumari R. and Muralidharan P.
The present study investigated acute toxicity of Valikana kudineer, a Siddha herbal formulation indicated for the valikanam (Acute pharyngitis) in experimental animal model. Valikana kudineer contains Vilva ilai (Agle marmoles), Vendhayam (foenum gracum), Narseeragam (cuminum cyminum), Eera vengayam (Allium cepa). The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the Valikana kudineer through acute toxicity study. In an acute toxicity study the drug was administrated orally at a dose 15ml twice a day and the animals were observed for any toxic symptoms upto 72 hours.[Full Text Article]