Author(s): Shashikala R. Bulgunde *, Smita Nayak, Vaidhun H. Bhaskar
Herbal medicine has been utilized in many diseases in ancient times. Standardization of herbal formulation is essential to assess the quality of drugs. The World Health Organization (WHO) in 1999 has given a detailed protocol for the standardization of herbal drugs comprising of a single content. We have developed a simple scheme for the standardization of Kawach Beej churna. Three marketed preparations and laboratory preparations were used for the study performed. The various parameters include organoleptic characteristics and physicochemical. UV spectroscopy was carried out for quantitative analysis of all the formulations. The set parameters were found to be sufficient to standardize the Kawach Beej churna and can be used as reference standards for the quality control/quality assurance study mostly on plant drugs for primary health care needs.