ICP-OES Analysis of Siddha Formulation Kabangusa Chooranam
Keywords:Kabangusa chooranam, Siddha medicine, ICP-OES, Respiratory diseases
Background: The Kabangusa Chooranam (KBC) is a polyherbal formulation used for treating all types of respiratory diseases. Objective: The objective of the present study is to detect heavy metals (arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury) and other elements within the permissible limits as per WHO guidelines present in the Siddha polyherbal formulation “Kabangusa Chooranam”. Materials and Methods: The ingredients were collected and purified and the drug was prepared as per Siddha literature “ChikichaRathna Deepam VaiththiyaSinthamani part-2” by Kannusamypillai. Here, the drug was subjected to standardization by simultaneous ICP-OES analysis equipment (PERKIN ELMER OPTIMA 5300 DV). Result: This paper revealed the therapeutic safer level of heavy metals and other elements present in Kabangusa chooranam, as per WHO guidelines with the help of simultaneous ICP- OES analysis equipment (PERKIN ELMER OPTIMA 5300 DV). Conclusion: From the ICP-OES analysis reveals that Kabangusa chooranam are free from toxicity there by proving the safety of its utilization in siddha system. This study forms the base for the pharmaceutical analysis of Kabangusa Chooranam (KBC) which will be followed by safe and efficacy studies later.
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