Standardization of Polyherbal Unani Formulation – Habb-e-Bawaseer Badi
Rampratap Meena, Shamsul Arfin, 3S. Mageswari, P. Meera Devi Sri, Pawan Kumar Sagar and Aminuddin
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine July - September 2016, Vol. 11 No. 3, Pages 161-173
Standardization is used to describe all measures, which are taken during the manufacturing process and quality control leading to a reproducible quality. Most of the traditional medicines are effective but still they are lacking in standardization. There is a need to develop a standard technique to standardize the herbal formulation so as to assess the quality, purity, safety and efficacy of the herbal formulation. The drug Habb-e-Bawaseer Badi is therapeutically useful in the treatment of Bawaseer Badi (Non-bleeding piles). The drug Habb-e-Bawaseer Badi was prepared in three different batches as per the guidelines of National Formulary of Unani Medicine (Part-VI). Present study was aimed to evaluate the pharmacopoeial standards using physico-chemical parameters; TLC/HPTLC fingerprints and quality control parameters using WHO guideline to ascertain the quality of drug. The physico-chemical data showed that the drug contains moisture (2.37%), total ash (11.08%), acid in-soluble ash (5.17%) solubility in alcohol (12.99%) and water (28.13%). TLC/HPTLC finger prints showed various spots at 254nm, 366nm and visible light (V-S reagent). The quality control study revealed the absence of microbial load, aflatoxins, heavy metal and pesticide residues. The evaluated standards will be much useful for laying down the pharmacopoeial standards of Habb-e-Bawaseer Badi and also in providing the quality medicine to the needy masses.