A detail pharmacognostic, physicochemical and phytochemical study of Satyadi yoga
Dr. Anup Baishya, Dr. Bhabesh Das and Dhrubajyoti Sarma
Standardization of a compound Ayurvedic formulation is a critical and essential issue to be considered in assuring the therapeutic efficacy and safety and to rationalize their use in the health care. Satyadi yoga churna is a polyherbal Ayurvedic formulation which is mentioned in the classical book named Yogaratnakar at 17th century. Satyadi yoga is a polyherbal medicine consisting of dried rhizhomes of Sati (Hedychium spicatum Ham) and Sunthi (Zingiber officinale),dried fruits of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula),dried roots and rhizhome of Vacha (Acorus calamus) and Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum),dried stem of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and dried bark of Devadaru (Cedrus deodara) thats are native to the Indian subcontinent. It is prescribed for the treatment of amavata with special reference to rheumatoid arthritis which is mentioned in the classical textbook of Yogaratnakar. The rising use of herbal drug by the human is forcing the driving force to evaluate the health claim of these agents and to develop standards of quality, purity, safety and efficacy of the drug. Mostly herbal drugs are effective but due to adulteration and lack of standardization, the effectiveness of the herbal drug is decreased. So there is need of development of standardization parameters. In this standardization of the Ayurvedic drug the physical, chemical and analytical parameters are carried out. It assures the quality, purity and safety of herbal drug.