Volume 2, Issue 9


Standardization Of Sahacharadi Taila – A Compound Formulation Used In Medicated Enema Therapy
(Basti Karma)


Author: B A Lohith 1*, K J Girish 1, Chaturvedi Ashutosh 1

1. Department of PG studies in Panchakarma, SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital Tanniruhalla, BM Road, Hassan-573201, India

Abstract: Sahacharadi taila is a poly herbal formulation widely used in Ayurveda clinical practice with multi fold benefits, specifically to management of Gridhrasi (Sciatica). There are no work on record on the standardisation aspect of this formulation though individual herbs used for the preparation has been studied. This study highlights physico-chemical characterization, HPTLC and densitogram profiling of Sahacharadi taila which can be applied for authentication of this poly herbal formulations. Sahacharadi Taila was prepared according to Snehapaka Vidhi i.e. Tila Taila and Kwatha were taken into liter (volume) and ratio of Kalka, Sneha and Kwatha was 1:4:16.  first 1 part of kalka of Sahachara (Barleria prionitis), Nagara (Zingiber officinalis), Devadaru (Cedrus deodara), 4 parts Tila Taila and 16 part Kwatha of Sahachara, Devadaru and Nagara were taken then the mixture was boiled on mild flame and stirred well continuously during its preparation. The Taila Paka was done in the method of five days. After the whole preparation of Taila it was filtered and preserved in container and subjected for detailed physico-chemical and HPTLC analyses. Sahacharadi taila herbs were compounded and set of physico-chemical characteristics was derived to serve as diagnostic parameters to identify this polyherbal formulation. HPTLC fingerprint profile which can serve as an important fingerprint for the identification of the formulation has been proposed.

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