Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
Physicochemical standardization and safety evaluation of Mocharas (Gum of Bombax malabaricum): A unani drug
Sada Akhtar, Dr. Abdur Rauf, Dr. Sumbul Rehman and Mohammad Zakir Siddiqui
Global herbal resources have a great potential as natural drugs and are of great importance, they are very often procured and processed without any scientific evaluation and launched into the market without any mandatory safety and physicochemical study. Therefore, an attempt has been made on a well-known drug of Unani medicine Mocharas (gum of Bombax malabaricum) by evaluation of Physicochemical parameters (Extractive values, Solubility, Moisture content, Ash Values, pH of 1% & 10% solution, Loss of weight on drying, Bulk Density (Poured & Tapped densities), Crude fibre content, TLC & Fluorescence analysis) and toxicological parameters like heavy metals, aflatoxins, microbial load determination and pesticide residue.
How to cite this article:
Sada Akhtar, Dr. Abdur Rauf, Dr. Sumbul Rehman, Mohammad Zakir Siddiqui. Physicochemical standardization and safety evaluation of Mocharas (Gum of <em>Bombax malabaricum</em>): A unani drug. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):65-72.