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Chemical Analysis of Induppukana Churna

Chemical Analysis of Induppukana Churna

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Dr. Akhila Vinod, PG Scholar, ALNRMAMC, Koppa Dr. Aby Mathew Jose, PG Scholar, ALNRMAMC, Koppa Anushree, H.S., Research Assistant, Quality Control Lab., ALNRMAMC, Koppa Professor (Dr.) Dinesh Kumar Mishra, HOD, Dept. of RS & BK, ALNRMAMC, Koppa   Quality assessments of drugs are based on chemical and biological analysis. They are important for safety and efficacy determination of any drug. Many of Ayurvedic formulations have been evaluated chemically but chemical analysis of Induppukana Churna was not found. However, it is important drug, prescribed in Agnimandya (suppression of digestion). It is herbo-mineral preparation containing Saindhava lavana, Ajmoda, Pippali and Haritaki. Ash values, extractive values and pH are estimated as Physico-chemical parameters whereas water...
Editorial- September

Editorial- September

Editorial
Technological advancement has shaped the world in present forms of luxurious life for greater chunk of population. Still an alarming and perturbing condition about hunger was published on official website of World Health Organization (WHO) on 15th July of 2019. Report revealed 821.6 million people without having enough to eat in 2018 worldwide, a slight increase from previous year of 811 million people. The report further mentioned that 62.55% people belonged to Asia while 31.17% people were from Africa. A goal of sustainable development of zero hunger index of 2030 is set by WHO. It’s challenging to combat such a demon of hunger. Governments of countries falling behind in world hunger index, need to advance with better technological and scientific support to improve the conditions. Educat
Bidens pilosa Linn.

Bidens pilosa Linn.

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Prof. K.S.Sanjay                               Dr. Prashant Kumar Jha Botanical Source: Leaves of Bidens pilosa Linn. from family Asteraceae. Geographical Source: This plant is found throughout India up to height 4,500 feet in wasteland, garden etc. Morphology: It is annual or perennial plant with stem up to 180 cm in height. Leaves are 1-pinnately compound with 3-7 lobes. Leaf blades are 2.5-8 x 1-4 cm in size, ovate to lanceolate in shape with serrate margin, usually ciliate. Bases are truncate to cuneate. Heads are in corymbs or single. Ray florets are white. Disc florets are with yellowish corollas. Inner achenes are blackish, 4-angled. Microscopy: Leaf: The transverse section of leaves shows single layered epidermal cells (upper and lower) traversed by trichomes. In mesophyl