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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-56

Standardization of some herbal antidiabetic drugs in polyherbal formulation

1 Truba Institute of Pharmacy, Karond Gandhi Nagar by pass Road, Bhopal-38, Madhya Pradesh;Department of Pharmacy, Barkatullah University, Bhopal-26, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pharmacy, Barkatullah University, Bhopal-26, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 People's Institute of Pharmacy and Research centre, Bhopal-37, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Harinarayan Singh Chandel
Truba Institute of Pharmacy, Karond Gandhi Nagar by pass Road, Bhopal - 462 038, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-8490.79116

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Background: Ayurvedic formulations are used to treat a wide variety of diseases including diabetes mellitus Standardization of herbal formulation is essential in order to assess the quality of drugs. The present paper reports standardization of eight herbal anti-diabetic drugs−Momordica charantia (seeds), Syzigium cumini (seeds), Trigonella foenum (seeds), Azadirachta indica (leaves), Emblica offi cinalis (fruits), Curcuma longa (rhizomes), Gymnema sylvestre (leaves), Pterocarpus marsupium (heart-wood) individually and in polyherbal marketed samples of Baidyanath Madhumehari Churna Material and Methods: Shivayu Madhuhari Churna, Meghdut Madhushoonya Churna and were compared to the in-house preparation for physicochemical properties. Results and Conclusions: The limits obtained from the different physicochemical parameters of the individual eight herbal drugs and the marketed formulations could be used as reference standard for standardization of the anti-diabetic drugs in a quality control laboratory.

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