Safety Study of ‘Majoon-e-Gul’ – A Unani Pharmacopoieal Compound Formulation
Fozia Yaqub and Naeem Ahmad Khan
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine January - March 2016, Vol. 11 No. 1, Pages 39-45
Safety study of herbal drugs and food items is now mandatory as per WHO guidelines. It includes determination of aflatoxin, heavy metals, pesticidal residue and microbial load. Plants are more vulnerable to be thereafter. Therefore, studies to determine the presence / absence of these components to decide the toxicity / safety of drug is necessary. In the present study, the ingredients of Majoon-e-Gul (MG) except its base i.e. sugar and vinegar were studied on safety parameters.
All the safety parameters were found below the permissible limit as per WHO guidelines, indicating that Majoon-e-Gul is free from toxicity.