Standardization of Rajahpravartinivati: A Poly-herbal Formulation
Ayurveda is an ancient science of life, based on its unique principles of health and diseases. Ayurvedic formulations are safe but adulteration and substitution reduce the quality so the therapeutic efficacy of the formulation also decreases, hence standardization is essential. Standardization is a process through which the quality, safety and efficacy of the formulation is recognized. Rajahpravartinivati is an official ayurvedic formulation for dysmenorrhoea. Standardization of Rajahpravartinivati was performed to develop the standard set of parameters to maintain the uniformity and quality production of formulation.
2. Mukherjee PK. Quality control of herbal drugs. Eastern Publishers, New Delhi (2002) 755-767.
3. The Ayurvedic Formulary of India. Part-I, 2nd ed. Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Dept. of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy, Controller of Publication, New Delh (2003) 536-537.
4. Bassetti A & Sala S. The great aloe book. 1st ed. Zuccar Pvt Ltd, USA (2005) 135-137.
5. Kunle, Folashade O, Egharevba, Omoregie H & Ahmadu. Standardization of herbal medicines - A review. International J of Biodiversity and Conservation, 2012; 4(3): 101-112.
6. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-I Vol 1. Government of India, Ministry of health and Family Welfare. Department of Ayush (2003) 81-82, 64-66.
7. Rajeswari R, Umadevi M, Rahale Sharmila C, Pushpa R & Selvavenkadesh S et al. Aloe Vera: The miracle plant its medicinal and traditional uses in India. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 2012; 1(4): 118-124.
8. Kareparamban JA, Nikam PH, Jadhav AP & Kadam VJ. Ferula foetida “Hing”: A review. Research J of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2012; 3(2): 775-786.
9. Nagpal Jitender & Choudhury Panna. Iron formulations in pediatric practice. Indian Pediatrics. 2001; 41: 807-815.
10. Walter Last, The borax conspiracy. Nexus. 2012; 29-79.
11. Paula J Adams Hillard MD. Dysmenorrhea. Pediatrics in Review. 2006; 27(2): 64-71.
12. Zaidi A, Khatoon K & Aslam KM. Role of herbal medicine in ussuruttams (dysmenorrhoea), Journal of Academia and Industrial Research, 2102; 1(3): 113-116.
13. Srinivasulu B. Physico-chemical standardization of tankana (borax). The Pharma Innovation. 2012; 1(6): 18-25.
14. Kadam PV, Yadav KN, Shivatare RS, Pande AS & Patel AN et al. Standardization of gomutra Haritaki vati: An ayurvedic formulation. International J of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 2012; 3(3): 181–187.
15. Quality Control Methods for Medicinal plant Materials. 1st Indian ed. World Health Organization, Geneva. AITBS Publishers and Distributers (1998) 28-61.
16. Protocol for testing Ayurvedic, Siddha & Unani Medicines. Government of India Department of Ayush Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Pharmacopoeial Laboratory for Indian Medicines, Ghaziabad 1-200.
17. Indian Pharmacopoeia vol 1. Govt. of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ghaziabad (2007) 177-179, 182-183.