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PHYSICO&PHYTO-CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF INDIGENOUS DRUG
Dr. Shruthi Parvathi*, Dr. K. Ravindra Bhat and Dr. Waheeda Banu
Indigenous drug is a herbal formulation, ingredients used in the drug are Gokshura, Punarnava, Gorakshaganja and Yava has Mutrala, Ashmarighna, Shothahara properties. Attempt has been made to study physico & phyto chemical analysis of the drug. Preliminary Physico Phytochemical studies was done using standard procedure with aqueous, chloroform, ethanol, methanol and acetone extracts of Indigenous drug. The different extracts of Indigenous drug were extracted by Soxhlet apparatus (Hot percolation method). The results of the test showed the presence of carbohydrate, flavonoids, tannins, diterpenes and phenols and absence of quinone, alkaloids, saponins, gums and mucilage. The ingredients of the drug has Mutrala, Ashmarighna, Shothahara property along with analgesic, anti- inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiurolithiatic and wound healing action which are mainly needed for treating Mutrashmari.[Full Text Article]