Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine July - September 2013, Vol. 8 No. 3, Pages 97-102

Quality Evaluation of Commercial Samples of ‘Karanj’ SeedsPongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre- A Unani Herbal Drug

N. Padmakumar, Nitin Rai, Lalit Tiwari, and Rajeev Kr. Sharma

Abstract

Authentic and commercial samples of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre were evaluated to assess their quality in respect of identity, purity and strength. The authentic samples were collected from different agro- climatic forests and commercial samples were resourced from Delhi, Haridwar and Cochin herbs markets. Evaluation is based on specific parameters and

limits prescribed in Ayurvedic, Unani and Siddha Pharmacopoeia and as well in other literature.

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