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Standardization of Narasimha Churna: A Poly-Herbal Formulation

The purpose of this standardization involves the safe, proper selection and handling of crude materials, ensure efficacy and stability of finished product, and guiding the consumer about the product. With this aim the present study was designed; Narasimha churna an Ayurvedic formulation prepared from various medicinal plants which are commonly used in Cough, deficiency of semen, pain, wrinkles in the skin, graying of hair, alopecia, diabetes and anemia. The present study consists of preparation and standardization of Narasimha churna for parameters like physicochemical properties, phytochemical screening and physical properties of final formulation as per WHO guideline and the results were compared with the marketed formulation. These findings will be useful towards establishing pharmacopoeial standards for crude drugs as well as for formulation which is gaining relevance in research on traditional medicinal system.

Author(s): Rakesh S Shivatare, Ashish S Pande, Hanumant U Bhusnar, Prasad V Kadam, Kavita N Yadav, Manohar J Patil