Cost analysis of herbal Sandesh prepared with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Saiyyad Alamdar Husain, John David, Mirza Adil Beig, Mohammad Ibrahim and MD Meraj Ali Khan
The present study was carried out in SHIATS, Allahabad with the objective to calculate the cost of production of Herbal Sandesh. Sandesh is an indigenous milk product used as sweet dairy desserts, prepared by acid and heat coagulation of milk. Ashwagandha traditionally been used for calming the mind, relieving weakness, nervous exhaustion and arthritis, and for building sexual energy. It is beneficial to people who do physical labor or exercise a lot to help the body adapt to physical stress. Tulsi is rich in antioxidants and is suggested to guard against free radicals. It prevents from damaging excess oxidation. Antioxidants slow down the process of excess oxidation and protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Herbal Sandesh prepared by incorporating medicinal herbs showed average of cost. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) are popular medicinal plant and containing antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, adaptogenic, and immune-enhancing properties. The present study was carried out to find the cost of herbal extract inclusion in the Sandesh. Sandesh was prepared by this method was subjected to sensory properties of herbal Sandesh. The result found that A2B2 combination of herbs (2 % Ashwagandha and 2 % Tulsi) was best and received high score in sensory evaluation and cost analysis was followed by A0B0, A0B1, A0B2, A0B3, A1B0, A1B1, A1B2, A1B3, A2B0, A2B1, A2B3, A3B0, A3B1, A3B2 and A3B3 herbs which were used respectively in selected Herbal Sandesh.
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Saiyyad Alamdar Husain, John David, Mirza Adil Beig, Mohammad Ibrahim, MD Meraj Ali Khan. Cost analysis of herbal Sandesh prepared with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). Pharma Innovation 2017;6(3):178-180.