Preparation and Standarization of Asana Bilvadi Taila: Classical Medicated Hair Oil

Debatri Paul1, Monojit Debnath1, Amalesh Samanta2, JitendraNath Pande1, Moulisha Biswas1*

1 Bengal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kalyani, Nadia-741235

2 Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata - 700032



Asana Bilavdi Taila is a classical combination of simple and routine herbs used in managing headache, migraine, and various types of eye diseases. In the present study, Asana bilavdi taila was formulated in laboratory by the formula given in an official ayurvedic treatise Sahasrayoga. The prepared oil was subjected to standardization. Standardization of herbal formulation is essential in order to assess the quality of drug for desired therapeutic value. By following the testing protocol of ASU drugs (Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani) various testing parameters including organoleptic and physicochemical tests for medicated oil like: acid value, sap value, rancidity, TLC, HPTLC etc. had been performed to fix the quality standards of the drug. This study results in a set of diagnostic characters, essential for its standardization. The values obtained after physicochemical study may be useful further to develop a new pharmacopoeial standards for the specific formulation. The parameters were found to be sufficient to standardize the Asana Bilvadi Taila.

Keywords: Asana vilavadi taila, preparation, standardization, HPTLC, AAS.

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