Preparation of Pippalyadi Gutika Anjana and its standardization
Dr. Alakesh Mazumder, Dr. Bhabesh Das and Dhrubajyoti Sarma
There are many medicinal plants having medicinal properties in the traditional system and are also used extensively by the people of Assam. Pippalyadi Gutika Anjana is described in Bhaisajya Ratnavali Shalakyatantra is among one of specialities of Ashtanga Ayurveda which deals with diseases occurring above clavicle so it mainly deals with sense organs, the disease affecting them and their management .Among these sense organ eyes are one. Aacharya Sushruta described the 76 Netraroga with their symptom and treatment. So it is a very important plant formulation in the world of Ayurvedic medicine. Such traditionally used herbs Formulations are needed to be standardized for the proper use by the people and also for the establishment of a unique identification data among the common species . Present study was carried out to get a standardised data of Pippalyadi Gutika Anjana. Even though the individual plant has gained scientific importance, there is a need of standardized data of the formulation. Hence, in the present work the Pippalyadi Gutika Anjana were subjected to various pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluations. In the microscopical studies, the different cell structures and arrangements were studied and in physical evaluation the ash values and extractive values were studied. The various pharmacognostical constants were obtained which could help in the development of a suitable monograph for the formulation. These studies are important in the way of acceptability of herbal drugs in present scenario of lacking regulatory laws to control quality of herbal drugs.