Volume : 3, Issue : 3, JUN 2019

Preparation and Evaluation of Trikatu Churan

Rajan Hansa, Dr. Bharat Prashar, Ms. Sunita Dhiman

Abstract

Most of the traditional system of medicine in India is effective but they lack standardization. So there is a need to develop a standardization technique. Standardization of herbal formulation is essential in order to assess the quality, purity, safety and efficacy of the drug. Two marketed formulation samples and in-house preparation were taken and physical characteristics and physicochemical screening tests are performed. Trikatu is a compound churna as it consists of more than one ingredient or three herbs. Trikatu is a very well known ‘Rasayana’ in Ayurveda and widely used as a polyherbalayurvedic formulation throughout India. It consists of three well known plants parts namely Piper longum, Piper nigrum, and Zingiberofficinalis in equal ratio. The principle of using churnas is due to the fact that therapeutic value of most of the substances increases when they are reduced to a very fine powder. Pharmacological activities of Trikatuchuran includes, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-anorectic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, anthelminitic, anti-arthritic, adaptogenic, antihyperlipidemic and antitumor activity.

Keywords

Trikatu, Adaptogenic; Antimicrobial; Anthelmintc.

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