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Saroj Kumar Debnath 1 *, Sudhaben N. Vyas 2
1 Research Officer (Scientist-I) (Ayurveda),
Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Gangtok, Sikkim.
Unit of Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences,
Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.
2 Ex Profesor & Head of the Department of Kayachikitsa,
Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda,
Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.
*Corresponding Author: Saroj Kumar Debnath,
Research Officer (Scientist-I) (Ayurveda),
Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Gangtok,
31-A National high way, Tadong, Gangtok-737102, Sikkim, India.
Presently it is being globally accepted that medicinal plants play a major role in providing health benefits to human beings. Maximum Ayurvedic medicines are plant based drugs. The complex composition of medicinal plant based drugs has a major challenge for quality control. Phytochemical study is the most important part for standardization of the medicinal plant base drugs. One important Ayurvedic drug i.e. Alambushadi Churna tablet had been selected from Ayurvedic famous book named Bhava Prakasha for the Phytochemical study. It is mainly used in the treatment of disease Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis). The Phytochemical study revealed that reducing sugars, tannin, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, saponin glycosides and gum were present into the sample of Alambushadi Churna tablet.
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