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Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Stability study of coarse powder of Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), used in treatment of Sama stage (Acute stage) of Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis) along with castor oil - with respect to baseline microbial diagnostic modalities

Mishra Gauridutt, Cholera MS and Pandya DH
Background: In the disease Amavata the major complaints for which patients seeks medical supervision are moderate to severe pain, swelling, tenderness and morning stiffness in affected joints which restrict joints movement. Amavata is correlated with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) due to same presentation of symptoms. The symptoms mention here are characteristic of Ama & without treating Ama it’s not possible to treat the disease.
Aims: To carried out study for coarse powder of Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) with respect to its stability against microbial contamination.
Materials and Methods: Sample of Coarse powder of Shunthi was prepared and studied to check microbial contamination at regular time intervals.
Results: Every time sample was subjected to the microbiological study from the date of the preparation to the date of last microbiological study. No any contaminations was found in microbiological study.
Discussion: Hence the present Study was carried out to observe the stability study of coarse powder of Shunthi with respect to Microbial Contamination of sample prepared and store in different climatic conditions and temperature. Thus a baseline Microbial profile was studied at regular interval of 1 month for total 1 year & 1 month (i.e. time for consumption of prepared drug). At the end of study it was found that sample was not showed presence of any Microbes.
Conclusion: In microbiological study of the coarse powder of Shunthi there were no growth found of microorganisms (bacterial or fungal), till 13th Feb 2016 i.e. 01 year & 01 month from the date of preparation, shows its stability and good shelf life. Hence in present study the stability test of Coarse Powder of Shunthi with respect to microbiological findings was negative at room temperature, warm and cold, dry and humid conditions.
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How to cite this article:
Mishra Gauridutt, Cholera MS and Pandya DH. . The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2019; 8(3): 05-10.
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