Author(s): DS. Chumbhale1*, SR.Chaudhari1and CD.Upasani
The present study was design for standardization of procured sample of marketed kumari asava was by various physico-chemical standards include pH, viscosity, specific gravity, total solid, total alcohol, reducing sugar and non-reducing sugar, phenolic content as well as heavy metal and mineral content. The pH, viscosity, specific gravity, total solid, total alcohol, reducing sugar and non-reducing sugar was found to be 3.62 ± 0.017, 1.6738 ± 0.010 cp, 1.1243 ± 0.014, 34.68 ±1.990% w/v, 6.18 ± 0.8141 % w/v, 7.00 ± 1.870 % w/v and 0.27 ± 0.010 % w/v respectively. Total phenolic content of kumari asava by folin-coutigue reagent test by comparing with gallic acid as a standardwas found to be 0.063 ± 0.001 % w/v.Quantitative determination of major heavy metal and minerals content of kumari asava by Atomic absorption spectrometer (ASS) showed presence of metal such as Lead 4.29 ppm, Aluminum 183ppmminerals such as Zinc 27 ppm, Copper 12.6 ppm, Irons142 ppm, Nickel l3.61 ppmand Chromium 0.148 ppm. Present study provides quality control standards which may help inauthenticity of the drug and to compile suitable information as per pharmacopoeial monograph for the better utility and safe use of this formulation.