A preliminary pharmacognostical and pharmaceutical assay of Yastimadhu granules

Srihari Sheshagiri, Harisha Channappa Rudrappa, Vinay Shukla, Kalpana Shanthibhai Patel, Rajagopala Shrikrishna

Abstract


Aim: Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhizha glabra Linn.) of Fabaceae family is one of the most commonly used herb in various Ayurvedic
preparations with its vivid actions on various systems. It is also used as a flavouring agent and taste corrigent in pharmaceutical as well as confectionery industries. In a study conducted to evaluate the role of Yastimadhu in enhancing intellect and memory of school going children, the drug was used in the form of granules so ask to mask the issue of palatability. Pharmacognostical and physico-chemical properties were explored to assess the genuine nature of the raw drug in this new formulation after it underwent the pharmaceutical
procedure. Materials and Methods: The present study provides the details of preparation of granules and methods employed in
pharmacognostical and physic-chemical qualities. Results: The results obtained revealed that the genuine properties of raw drug
did not change even after it underwent the pharmaceutical procedure into a new form which was easily palatable. Conclusion: As the drug possesses multiple actions and qualities, the new form would be of potential benefit to all age group of patients with issue of palatability. This study can also be used as a reference for further quality-control researches.
Key words: Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.), pharmacognosy, physico-chemical analysis

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