Research Article
Volume 8 Issue 5 - 2020
Comparative Physico-Chemical Evaluation of Some Branded Formulation of Drakshasava
Milind Pande1*, Naman Tyagi1, Bruno O Onyemegbulem2, Subas C Dinda1 and J C Aguiyi2
1College of Pharmacy, Teerthsankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad, UP, India
2Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development, (ACEPRD) University of Jos, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Milind Pande, College of Pharmacy, Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad, UP, India.
Received: November 22, 2019; Published: April 29, 2020, 2020


Background and Objective: Asava and Arishta are Ayurvedic preparations that contain self-generated alcohol content and herbal extracts soluble in both water as well as alcohol. Under Ayurveda drakshasava used as traditional tonic. Because of drakshasava obtained from grape juice, which may be fermented and leads to act as weak wine.

Materials and Methods: Drakshasava samples of two reputed brands were procured from market and subjected for various physico-chemical evaluation parameters like organoleptic characterization, specific gravity, viscosity, refractive index, Alcohol content, total solid content, sugars (both reducing & non-reducing) using official procedure.

Results: The Brand I were determined as per the method given in Pharmacopoeia and was found to be total solid content 23.96 ± 0.21%, specific gravity1.09 ± 0.02 g/cc, alcohol content 1.52 ± 0.10% and reducing sugars and non-reducing sugars(9.07 ± 0.11, 1.21 ± 0.10) respectively. After physical evaluation results of Drakshasava belongs to Brand-I found to be complied with pharmacopoeial standard values. The Brand II were determined as per the method given in Pharmacopoeia and are found to be total solid 25.37 ± 0.24%, specific gravity 1.10 ± 0.03 g/cc, alcohol content 9.11 ± 0.16% and reducing sugars and non-reducing sugars respectively.

Conclusion: Brand I showed lesser reading as compared to sample Brand II. It may be due to storage or faulty manufacturing process. End conclusion of the research is Brand I is good and most effective on the different parameters of standardization.

Keywords: Asava; Drakshasava; Ayurvedic formulation; Traditional Medicine


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Citation: Milind Pande., et al. “Comparative Physico-Chemical Evaluation of Some Branded Formulation of Drakshasava”. EC Pharmacology and Toxicology 8.5 (2020): 01-05.

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