Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine April - June 2013, Vol. 8 No. 2, Pages 75-81
Quality Evaluation of Ingredients of ‘Trifala’ Churna (Phyllanthus emblica L., Terminalia bellirica Roxb. and Terminalia chebula Retz.) Resourced from Commercial Sources
N. Padmakumar, Nitin Rai, Lalit Tiwari and Rajeev Kr. Sharma
Commercial samples of herbal ingredients of a popular classical preparation ‘Trifala Churna’, Phyllanthus emblica L. (Amla), Terminalia bellirica Roxb. (Bahera) and Terminalia chebula Retz. (Harad) were evaluated to assess their quality in respect of identity, purity and strength. The raw samples of herbal drugs were resourced from Delhi, Hardwar and Cochin
markets. Evaluation is based on specific parameters and limits developed by standardising authentic samples of drugs.