Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of Haritakyadi Yoga: A compound formulation

Sujata P. Dhoke


Background: In Ayurveda literature, identity of plants depends on synonyms and vernacular names. It is difficult for proper identification of all source plants and comparison of the drugs which is described in Ayurveda literature. However, with the help of botany and its divisions, it can be possible. Adulteration, quality control, and substitution are other problems of drug. One can get proper guidance for these things with the help of pharmacognosy. Ayurveda physician used Haritakyadi Yoga in Agnimandya (Anorexia) in day-to-day practice. Objective: The present study aimed to standardize the finished product Haritakyadi Yoga and to confirm its identity, quality, and purity. Materials and Methods: The selected samples were subjected to pharmacognosy study, physiochemical characteristics as per standard procedures. Results: The observation revealed that the presence of Scalariform vessels of Shunti, starch grains of Shunti, Sclereids of Haritaki, Stone cells of Haritaki, fibers of Shunti, Epicarp cells of Haritaki, cork cells of Shunti, oil oleoresin content of Shunti, and tannin content of Haritaki. Conclusion: The data evolved from this study can be adopted for laying down the standards for Haritakyadi Yoga.

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