Author(s): Chandankhede Aditi Vasudeorao*, Anjankar Meghsham Pramodrao, Nikam Ashwin Vithalrao, Pawade Uday Venkatrao
Lavana kalpana is one of the most commonly used dosage forms because of its easy administration and dosing. Arka lavana is a herbo mineral preparation containing Upavisha Arka (Calotropis procera) and Saindhava lavana. It is used in the management of Yakrit pleeha, Udara and Gulma roga. As it contains Upavisha, standardization becomes necessary to keep up its therapeutic efficacy. In this study an attempt has been made to find out the authenticity of the raw drugs, to prepare and analyse Arka lavana to set the preliminary standards for the same. Arka lavana was prepared as per the reference of Bhaishajya ratnavali. The analytical study was carried out in terms of organoleptic, physicochemical and TLC evaluation and results were noted. The pharmaceutical and analytical results can be used as reference standard for quality assurance and standardization of Arka lavana for further study.