Pharmaceutico-Analytical Study of Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) Arka (Hydro-distillate)

Article View

Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences,2018,3,3,424-426.
Published:April 2019
Type:Short Communication
Author(s) affiliations:

Kavyashree Maliyappa Rajanna*, Harini Ashwathanarayana, Prakash Lakshminarayana Hegde, Sunil Kumar Koppala Narayana1

Department of Dravyaguna, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital Hassan, Karnataka 573201, 1Siddha Central Research Institute, CCRS, Ministry of AYUSH, Anna Hospital Campus, Arumbakkam, Chennai 600106, India.


Introduction: Tulasi (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) of Lamiaceae known as Holy BasilIt is commonly available and cultivated across the India and it is having many therapeutic usages and Arkaisan important dosage form because it has good patient compliance, long shelf life and increased potency. TulasiArka is one such Arka used for Shwasa (Asthma), Kasa (Cough) and Hikka (Hicough). Methods: Tulasiarka was prepared using leaves of O.sanctum as per the standard procedure. The prepared Arka was subjected to organoleptic, physiochemical and GCMS study. Results: Analysis of prepared Arka was carried out as per the protocols laid down by Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India for Arka. 14 chemical compounds were detected in TulasiArka by GCMS Analysis. Conclusion: Organoleptic characters, physiochemical analysis, and GC-MS values can be used as supplement tool for standardization of the TulasiArka.