Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part A (2017)
Analytical evaluation of Tinospora cordifolia extract and capsule
Author(s): Rajashree Rane, Divya Gangolli, Kavita Salkar, Rahul Shelar, Sachin Kundalwal, Chetna Chotalia and Rajiv Salvi
Abstract: Tinospora cordifolia, commonly known as guduchi or giloy is an immune system boosting herb used in Ayurveda to enhance vitality. It can provide the benefit for people with diabetes, urinary tract infection (UTI), anemia, jaundice, asthma, cardiac disorders and so on. We tested Tinospora cordifolia extract and single ingredient Tinosporine capsule formulation. General tests were carried out in extract and capsule formulation as well. Focus of the quality evaluation was on the estimation of tannins, bitters and polysaccharides. Extract used was standardized for 2.00% tannins, 2.00% bitters and 15.00% polysaccharides. Corresponding values in capsule formulation were proposed to be not less than 10.00mg/ capsule, for tannins and bitters and not less than 75mg/capsule for polysaccharides. HPTLC fingerprinting was used to confirm the presence of Tinospora cordifolia in the final capsule formulation. Quantitative evaluation of heavy metals and microbiological test parameters enhances the quality of the product.
How to cite this article:
Rajashree Rane, Divya Gangolli, Kavita Salkar, Rahul Shelar, Sachin Kundalwal, Chetna Chotalia, Rajiv Salvi. Analytical evaluation of Tinospora cordifolia extract and capsule. Int J Herb Med 2017;5(3):53-57.