Author(s): Chandekar Deepali Boudhadas*, Pawade Uday Venkatrao, Nikam Ashwin Vithalrao, Anjankar Meghsham Pramodrao
Analytical study of Ayurvedic formulation is the need of present scientific era. Though the Ayurvedic drugs are time tested and have been used successfully in the management of various ailments, it is now necessary to prove their quality, efficacy and safety to the scientific world through various parameters. Agadtantra is a branch of Ayurveda dealing with classification, mode of action, clinical manifestations and treatment of various poisons. Arka (Calotropis procera) is included in Upavisha by Rasatarangini. Arka Kshara is an alkaline preparation of Upavisha Arka (Calotropis procera) described in treating many disorders. Till date no data is available regarding analytical profile of Arka Kshara. So, the present study is planned to prepare Arka Kshara and develop its analytical profile. These findings will be useful in establishing quality control standards and standardization of Arka Kshara in future.