STANDARDIZATION OF NARIKELA KHANDA AND NARIKELA KHANDA GRANULES - HERBAL COMPOUND FORMULATIONS OF NARIKELA (COCUS NUCIFERA LINN.)

Pramod Channappa Baragi, Dr. Umapati C. Baragi, Dr. Jyoti P Baragi, Dr. Patgiri B.J., Dr. Prajapati P K

Abstract


Background: Narikela Khanda is a Khanda preparation whose main ingredient is pulp of Narikela Phala. It is mainly indicated in Shula Vikaras and Amlapitta. Narikela Phala is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Aim: Preparation of Narikela Khanda and Narikela Khanda granules in three batches with strict quality control procedures and to set qualitative and quantitative parameters.

Settings and Design: The study was carried on two herbal compound formulations of Narikela (Cocus nucifera Linn) i.e. Narikela Khanda and Narikela Khanda granules. Here 3 samples of Narikela Khanda and Narikela Khanda granules were prepared under hygienic conditions. Standardization was maintained in all the three stages i.e. raw drug selection, during process and after process.

Materials and Methods: Narikela Khanda was prepared as per the classical reference mentioned in Bhaishajya Ratnavali Shularogadhikara and granules were prepared by further heating the same formulation and transforming into granule form. The prepared Narikela Khanda and granules was analyzed to fix the range of standard values.

Results: pH of the Narikela Khanda was 5.75 ± 0.03 and that of granules was 5.69 ± 0.02, loss on drying in Khanda was 10 ± 0.20% w/w and in granules was 8 ± 0.15% w/w, the ash value in Khanda  was 2 ± 0.30 and in granules 3.5 ± 0.20.

Conclusions: The study revealed that organoleptic characters, pH and extractive values of both the formulations were in close proximity in all the batches. Conversion of the Narikela Khanda into granules helps to increase the acceptability and the shelf life of the product.


Keywords


Standardization, Standard Operating procedure, Khanda, Granules, Shelf life, herbaceutics, Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics

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