Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January - March 2015, Vol. 10 No. 1, Pages 85-94
Quality Evaluation of Jawarish-e-Ood Kibreet
Rampratap Meena, D. Ramasamy, S. Mageswari, P. Meera Devi Sri, Shamsul Arfin and Aminuddin
Herbal products have become a major part in curing the different kinds of human ailments. In India, the Unani system of medicine consists of large number of herbal products to cure the different type of diseases. Jawarish- e-Ood Kibreet is a Unani herbal formulation prepared in combination of ingredients like Ood, Dana-e-Heel Khurd, Dana Heel Kalan, Sazaj Hindi, Post-e-Turanj, Tabasheer, Nana Khushk, Darchini, Gul-e-Surkh, Zarambad, Qaranful, Jauzbuwa, Bisbasa, Nabat Safaid and Arq-e-Kibreet. It is prescribed in the treatment of Zof- e-Meda (weakness of the stomach) and Zof-e-Ishteha (anorexia) disorders. Evaluation of Unani formulations has become a fundamental requirement of the research organizations. Based on the available sources, an attempt has been made to evaluate the drug Jawarish-e-Ood Kibreet. To evaluate the drug the parameters like macroscopic, microscopic, determination of moisture content, ash values, bulk density, pH values, extractive values, TLC and analysis of quality control parameters viz. heavy metals, microbial content, aflatoxins and pesticide residues were performed. The evaluated data shall help to lay down pharmacopoeial standards for the drug Jawarish-e-Ood Kibreet and also in producing quality and efficacious products having batch to batch consistency.