Quality assessment of Nimbadi Arka prepared by different methods

Authors

  • Deepa A C
  • Savita S Angadi
  • Veena B Kupati
  • Prathibha Prakash

Keywords:

Nimbadi Arka, Taluroganashaka Arka, Arka Yantra, Distillation method, Panchavidha Kashaya Kalpana, Upakalpana

Abstract

Arka kalpana is the unique formulation mentioned in Arka Prakasha. Nimbadi Arka is mentioned in Talurogaadhikara as Taluroganashaka Arka. Its ingredients are Nimba (Azadiracta indica A.Juss), Vacha(Acorus calamus L), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata L), Paatha (Cissampelos pareira Linn), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophylum Wall.ex.Royle) and Katurohini (Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth). Aims and objectives: To assess the quality and fix the standard method of preparation of Nimbadi Arka. Materials and Methods: In this study, the Arka is prepared according to the method described in the Ayurveda Formulary of India, Sharangadhara Samhita, Arka Prakasha, Text Books of Bhaishajya kalpana, Ayurveda sara samgraha and Ayurveda Pharmacopoeia of India. The Nimbadi Arka is prepared by 4 different methods. To assess the quality of the Arka, a physiochemical analysis is done. Result: From the Arka prepared by four different methods, the high-quality Arka obtained is the one manufactured according to the method described in the Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI).

Author Biographies

Deepa A C

PG Scholar, Department of Shalakyatantra, KAHER'S Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyala, Shahapur, Belagavi. Karnataka. India.

Savita S Angadi

Professor & HoD, Department of Shalakyatantra, KAHER'S Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyala,  Shahapur, Belagavi. Karnataka. India.

Veena B Kupati

Assistant Professor,  Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, KAHER'S Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyala,  Shahapur, Belagavi. Karnataka. India.

Prathibha Prakash

PG Scholar, Department of Shalakyatantra, KAHER'S Shri BMK Ayurveda Mahavidyala, Shahapur, Belagavi. Karnataka. India. 

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Published

08-07-2022

How to Cite

A C, D., Angadi, S. S., Kupati, V. B., & Prakash, P. . (2022). Quality assessment of Nimbadi Arka prepared by different methods. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(2), 436–442. Retrieved from https://ijam.co.in/index.php/ijam/article/view/2572

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