Chyawanprash - Truth or Mythy

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2007,1,1,185-190.
Published:January 2007
Type:Short Reviews
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Kasar Rahul P. *, Laddha K.S., Chaudhary Jayesh and Shukla Anil #,

Medicinal Natural Products Research Laboratory, A-286, Pharmaceutical Division, University Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai-19. Mumbai.

Abstract:

CHYAWANPRASH traditional Polyherbal formulation, which widely used as tonic, rejuvenator, anabolic, immunomodulator and memory enhancer. Chyawanprash contains the pulp of Emblica officinalis as the prime ingredient, along with powders and extracts of several other herbs. It is observed that the consistency and the taste etc vary from one manufacture to another. Even these variations are observed in the same pharmaceutical company. Hence there is a need to standardize the raw materials, method of preparation and q.c.of final product to offer quality product. The results obtained were compared with similar formulations available in the market employing tests for identification and purity determination. Logic to write this article is awareness to the consumer regarding chyawanprash as a Health product and the developed method for their determination may be considered as an additional tool for quality control of chyawanprash.