Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 198--201

Estimation of total alkaloid in Chitrakadivati by UV-Spectrophotometer


Manjunath Ajanal1, Mahadev B Gundkalle2, Shradda U Nayak3 
1 Department of Medical Research Center, Research associate, KLEU Shri B.M.K Ayurved Mahavidhyalaya, Belgaum, India
2 Department of Agadatantra and Co ordinator, Analytical Lab CRF, KLEU Shri B.M.K. Ayurved Mahavidhyalaya, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Dravyaguna, KLEU Shri B.M.K Ayurved Mahavidhyalaya, Belgaum, India

Correspondence Address:
Manjunath Ajanal
Research associate. Dept of Medical Research Center, KLEU Shri B.M.K Ayurved Mahavidhyalaya, Belgaum
India

Background: Herbal formulation standardization by adopting newer technique is need of the hour in the field of Ayurvedic pharmaceutical industry. As very few reports exist. These kind of studies would certainly widen the herbal research area. Chitrakadivati is one such popular herbal formulation used in Ayurveda. Many of its ingredients are known for presence of alkaloids. Methodology: Presence of alkaloid was tested qualitatively by Dragondroff«SQ»s method then subjected to quantitative estimation by UV-Spectrophotometer. This method is based on the reaction between alkaloid and bromocresol green (BCG). Results and Conclusion: Study discloses that out of 16 ingredients, 9 contain alkaloid. Chitrakadivati has shown 0.16% of concentration of alkaloid and which is significantly higher than it«SQ»s individual ingredients.


How to cite this article:
Ajanal M, Gundkalle MB, Nayak SU. Estimation of total alkaloid in Chitrakadivati by UV-Spectrophotometer.Ancient Sci Life 2012;31:198-201


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Ajanal M, Gundkalle MB, Nayak SU. Estimation of total alkaloid in Chitrakadivati by UV-Spectrophotometer. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jul 30 ];31:198-201
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