Physico-chemical Standardization of Habbe Kafoori- A Unani Formulation
Osama Akhtar, Roohi Zaman and Shariq Shamsi
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January – March 2017, Vol. 12 No. 1, Pages 107-116
Habbe Kafoori (HK pills) is a pharmacopoeal compound Unani preparation mainly used in patients of pyrexia of different etiology. Many pharmaceutical companies prepare it for commercial supply but they frequently fail to maintain the desired standards of its quality. In the present study HK has been studied on a number of physicochemical parameters to set its physicochemical standard. The parameters include organoleptic characters, weight variation of pills, uniformity in diameter, hardness test, friability test, pH, moisture content, loss of weight on drying, ash values, water and alcohol soluble matter, extractive values, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and total alkaloid estimation. The findings of the study may be used as a reference for future studies and also to test the
drugs available in the market for their quality and expected biological activity.