Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)
Preparation of haritakyadi eye drops: An ayurvedic formulation for ophthalmia neonatorum
Srikantha KV, Chethan Kumar VK and Nagaratna SJ
Arka Kalpana (process of distillation) is an Upakalpana (sub type) of Phanta Kalpana (hot infusion), which contain the volatile constituents of the drugs used in the preparation in a medium of water and they are equivalent to the ‘aquae’ or ‘waters’ of the western pharmacopeia which is prepared in the same way. Haritakyadi preparation is indicated in eye diseases of children which is mentioned in Kashyapa Samhitha, contains the ingredients Terminalia chebula Retz. (Haritaki), Emblica officinalis Linn. (Amalaki), Berberis aristate Dc. (Daruharidra), Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn. (Yastimadhu). The Haritakyadi eye drops was prepared by using modern pharmaceuticals equipment. During the process of preparation, the method of preparation of Arka according to The Ayurvedic Formulary of India was followed.
How to cite this article:
Srikantha KV, Chethan Kumar VK, Nagaratna SJ. Preparation of haritakyadi eye drops: An ayurvedic formulation for ophthalmia neonatorum. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):590-593.