Physicochemical Standardization of Kanduri Root (Coccinia cordifolia Linn.)
*Anisur Rahman, Iqbal A.Qasmi, Najmuddin A.Siddiqui, Abdul Haleem and Mohd A. Laeeque
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2015, Vol. 10 No. 3, Pages 43-51
Kanduri (Coccinia cordifolia Linn.) (root) is one of the important herbs mentioned in Unani literatures. Hkm Azam Khan (1893AD) has described it for the treatment of renal diseases whereas Hkm Najmul Ghani (2011 AD) has mentioned its efficacy in kasrat-e-baul (polyuria) along with other diseases. In present study, an attempt is being made to work on standardization and quality assurance of Kanduri root. Various parameters have been used to ensure its quality. These parameters include Ash value (total ash, acid insoluble ash, water soluble ash), Extractive values (successive), Solubility in alcohol and water, Loss on drying, pH at 1% & 10%, Bulk density. Qualitative tests have also
been used to determine the presence of phytochemicals in the drug studied.