Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January - March 2012, Vol. 7 No. 1, Pages 145-151
Development of HPTLC Fingerprints of ‘Itrifal Kishneezi’ - A Unani Classical Formulation
Kunal Sajwan, Sonali Sajwan, M. A. Rashid, Mustehasan, R. K. Negi, R. K. Pawar, Nitin Rai and Rajeev Kr. Sharma
trifal is a semi-solid preparation where one or more single drugs of plant origin are mixed, where triphala (Halela, Balela, Amla) used as main ingredients. This Poly-herbal Unani formulation is therapeutically considered as stomachic, laxative and carminative. It is used for the treatment of bleeding piles, conjuctivites, chronic catarrah, gastric headache, etc. The ingredients used in this formulation are: Amla (Emblica officinalis), Post- e- Halela Zard (Terminalia chebula), Post- e- Halela Kabli (Terminalia chebula), Halela Siyah (Terminalia chebula), Kishneez Khushk (Coriendrum sativum), Balela (Terminalia bellerica). Other formulations of similar catergories viz Itrifal Zamani (Siddiqui et al., 1991), Itrifal- e- mulayin (Veeresh et al., 2004) and Itrifal muqil (Arfin et al., 2007) have been worked out. Botanical identification of the ingredients of Itrifal Kishneezi was carried out by Negi et al. (2009). Pharmacopoeial monograph on Itrifal Mulayyan ,Itrifal Muqawwi Dimagh ,Itrifal-e-MuqilMumsik,Itrifal-e-Mus-hil,Itrifal-e-Sana,Itrifal-e-Zabeeb,Itrifal Zamani,Itrifal-e-Muqil Mulayin were published by (Annonymous, 2009; 2010).