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A PRELIMINARY PHYSICO-CHEMICAL ASSAY OF ASHWAGANDHA GRANULES A PILOT STUDY

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Author(s): Santwani Khyati | Thakar AB | Shukla VJ | Harisha CR

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 2;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 1026;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Withania Somnifera | Ashwagandha granules | Physico-Chemical profile | Chromatography.

ABSTRACT
Withania somnifera, also known as Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng and winter cherry has been an important herb in the Ayurvedic and indigenous medical systems for over 3000 years. The roots of the plant are categorized as rasayanas, which are reputed to promote health and longevity by augmenting defence against disease and creating a sense of mental wellbeing. Various researches support the use of Withania somnifera for anxiety, cognitive and neurological disorders. Ashwagandha contains steroidal compounds known as withanolides including withaferin A and withanolide A. These have been reported to be responsible for significant biological activities and are recommended as active markers for standardization. In the present study an attempt was made to evaluate the physico-chemical profile of Ashwagandha granules. Pharmacognostically authenticated Withania Somnifera root powder was used for the preparation of Ashwagandha granules and it was analyzed through qualitative and quantitative analysis for physico-chemical parameters. Fingerprints of Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and High- Performance Thin Layer Chromatography study (HPTLC) was also carried out.
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