Pharmacognostical and Pharmacochemical Parameters of Tablet Sutashekhara Rasa – Without Gold

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Shweta P. Mata
D. B. Vaghela
K. S. Dhiman
C. R. Harisha
V. J. Shukla


Tablet Sutashekhara Rasa (TSR) is an Ayurvedic, herbo-metal formulation prescribed widely for several conditions such as Acid peptic disorders, Pain in abdomen, Haemorrhage, Mental disorders etc. On analysis of pharmcodynamics of this compound it is basically Pitta corrective drug. Ardhavabhedaka (Migraine) is also one of the clinical morbidity which is manifested by vitiated Pitta/Rakta along with Vata. The available treatment in modern medicine is use of NSAIDs, Beta-blockers etc. with only temporary relief. TSR being a Pitta corrective is used in a clinical study with new indication in Ardhavabhedaka (Migraine). Till date there is no data available regarding evaluation ofTSR. Present study an attempt to develop newer approaches for the quality control and standardization of TSR. The samples were subjected to organoleptic, physicochemical analysis and Chromatographic (HPTLC) examination by optimizing the solvent systems. The phrmacognostical study of ingredients of TSR shows the presence of Sceleriform vessel, Lignified stone cells, Bottle necked shapedstone cells etc. Pharmaceutical analysis showed that the Average weight of tablet 276mg, Average hardness of tablet 2.05 Kg/cm2 , Loss on drying 4.7904% w/w, pH value 7 and High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography at 254nm and 366nm resulted into 6 spots.

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Mata S, Vaghela D, Dhiman K, Harisha C, Shukla V. Pharmacognostical and Pharmacochemical Parameters of Tablet Sutashekhara Rasa – Without Gold. IJPBR [Internet]. 31Mar.2015 [cited 21Oct.2020];3(01):64-0. Available from:
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