PHYSICO CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF TRIVIDHA SNEHA PAAKA OF KOTTAMCHUKKADI TAILA
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
Kottamchukkadi Taila is a widely used ayurveda formulation for alleviating vaata vitiation disorders. Kottamchukkadi Taila is available in market in khara paaka only. The Physico Chemical properties of Kottamchukkadi Taila prepared in mrdu, madhyama and khara paaka have not been reported. Aim of the study was to assess the physico-chemical characters of Kottamchukkadi Taila prepared in mrdu, madhyama and khara paaka. Study setting: Research and development division, Oushadhi Pharmacy, Thrissur,
... Pharmacy, Thrissur, Kerala and Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, Kerala. T he physico-chemical characters like colour, odour, refractive index, specific gravity, acid value, saponification value, iodine value, peroxide value, optical rotation, rancidity test, loss on drying of Kottamchukkadi taila prepared in mrdu, madhyama and khara paaka were analyzed. On analytical study of trividha paaka of Kottamchukkadi Taila, the loss on drying, iodine value and acid value were less in khara paaka indicating fewer chances of early rancidity and thereby a prolonged shelf life whereas Acid value, Saponification value and Peroxide value were higher in mrdu paaka. On experimental study, mrdu, madhyama and khara paaka showed significant difference in molecular level, concentration of active ingredients and penetration co-efficient of active ingredients.