Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Development of Quality Standards of Majoon-e-Aradkhurma-A Polyherbal Unani Formulation

 

Mohd Mujeeb1*, Nadeem Ahmad Siddique1, Salma B1, AftabAhmad2, Khalid Mehmood Siddique3, Shakir Jamil3,

1.Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard New Delhi-110062-India

2.Department of Ilmul Advia Faculty of Unani Medicine Jamia Hamdard New Delhi-110062-India

3.Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine New Delhi-110058-India


 

ABSTRACT

Traditional healing through herbs have been the experienced of many countries since ages, as they were generally whispered to be non toxic natural products. Contemporary medicine is more concern for the cure of diseases but remnants indifferent to health conservation. There is an urgent need to combine the best elements of traditional medicine and modern medicine to improve the health care system of human kind. For the reason that of the rapid progress of herbal drug an increasing need is felt to standardize the herbal products. It is needed to develop the scientific protocols such as SOP and pharmacopoeial standards of the poly herbal drug Majoon-a- Aaradkhurma. Majoon-e-aradkhurma is traditionally used to controls spermatorrhoea and nocturnal emissions and it increases the density of semen and sperm count. The pharmacognostical evaluation comprises of phytochemical screening, physical constants such as ash values, extractive values, heavy metal, pesticide residue and aflatoxin analysis. Study revealed that heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic were not detected in the drug. Pesticide residues and aflatoxin were also absent in the drug. The data evolved in the present work help to fix the scientific standards for Majoon-a- Aaradkhurma.

Keywords: Majoon-e-Aradkhurma, Extractive values, Ash values, Heavy metal, Pesticide, Aflatoxin


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