ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Evaluation of an Unani compound formulation - Majoon-e-Sandal
Authors : Rampratap Meena, Ajay Kumar Meena, Shamshad Ahmed Khan, S Mageswari
Keywords : Majoon-e-Sandal, Heavy metals, Microbial load, Aflatoxins, Pesticide residues.
Issue Date : June 2010
Abstract :
Traditional healing through herbs have been the practiced of many countries since ages, as they were generally believed to be non toxic natural products. According to World Health Organization, the usage of herbal drugs exceeds 2-3 times than Allopathic. Modern medicine is more concern for the cure of diseases but remains indifferent to health preservation. There is an urgent need to combine the best elements of traditional medicine and modern medicine to improve the health care system of human kind. An ideal team for the evaluation of traditional medicine will include scientists from Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and tribal medicine. The world Health Organization (WHO) has estimated 80 % of the World population relies on traditional medicine for primary health care. India is one of the richest sources of medicinal and aromatic plants. Because of the rapid progress of the herbal drug industry in India for the last quarter century, an increasing need is felt to standardize the herbal products. It is necessary to develop the scientific protocols such as SOP and pharmacopoeial standards of the poly herbal drug Majoon-e-Sandal. The drug is used in the ailments of stomachic, antibilious, psychoneurosis, vomiting and nausea. Study revealed that microbial load and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic were not detected in the drug. Pesticide residues and aflatoxin were also absent in the drug. The data evolved in the present work will aid in identifying the raw drugs used in finished product and will help to fix the scientific standards for Majoon-e-Sandal.
Page(s) : 238-242
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 1, No.5