STANDARDIZATION OF THE SIDDHA HERBAL–MINERAL FORMULATION DRUG “SAMUTHARA CHOORANAM”
Kavinaya A. B.* and Mohamed Musthafa M.
Standardization of Siddha formulaion drugs is very essential to order to justify their acceptability in the modern system of medicine. The herbal-mineral formulation drug “Samuthara chooranam” from the siddha text have vital importance in standardization which will encompass the entire field of study from the cultivation of medicinal plants to its clinical application. Herein standardization parameters like Organoleptic characters, Physicochemical analysis, Heavy metal analysis, TLC and HPTLC analysis, Phytochemical analysis and Sterility test are carried out as per Ayush guidelines. The outcome of this study clearly proves the quality, purity, safety and potency of the drug which will help the medicine to survive and succeed in future researches on both clinically and economically.[Full Text Article]