*Corresponding author:Princy Agarwal, M.Pharma Research Scholar, Department of Quality Assurance, Bhupal Nobles Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sevashram Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Received: May 31, 2018; Published: June 15, 2018
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Triphala Churna is a polyherbal formulation widely used in the traditional Indian system of medicine. It is an anti-oxidant rich formulation and possesses diverse beneficial properties.
Objective: The present study was designed to evaluate quality profile of Indian polyherbal formulation Triphala Churna. The study was proposed to assess the variation in quality specifications and comparing them with the standard values prescribed within the Ayurvedic and Indian Pharmacopoeia so that industry and regulatory agencies can be made aware about the defects if any, and recommendations may be proposed about the quality and consistency status of the products available in the market.
Methods: Three different marketed formulations of Triphala Churna were assessed comparatively for their organoleptic, physicochemical and phytochemical properties as per the methods prescribed in Pharmacopoeias.
Results: The data analysis revealed that all the parameters of three brands of Triphala Churna had approximately similar values with some significant variations in a few parameters and were compatible with the standard values mentioned in the Pharmacopoeias.
Conclusion: Therefore the present investigation reveals that there is a need to make more stringent quality control parameters in order to reduce variation among different Ayurvedic preparations.
Keywords: Quality Evaluation; Triphala Churna; Pharmaceutical Analysis; Physico-Chemical Analysis; Phytochemical Analysis; Heavy Metal Analysis
Abbreviations: API: Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India; IP: Indian Pharmacopoeia; Pb: Lead; Cd: Cadmium