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Development and Evaluation of a Polyherbal Tablet for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
The main objective of the present study was to develop and evaluate polyherbal tablet for the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). For the formulation of tablet, the herbs were selected based on the concepts of pathophysiology and Ayurvedic perspective of the disease. The extracts of T. foenum graceum, C. longa, B. aristata, S. asoka, B. variegata and Guggul purified in cow’s urine was used for the preparation of polyherbal tablet. The physicochemical, phytochemical evaluation and quantification of markers by HPTLC of crude drugs and extracts were performed. The guggul was used as binder in different proportion for the preparation of tablet. Pre-formulation study of the powder blend and post compression evaluation of tablet was done by various parameters like weight variation, friability, hardness, thickness, diameter, disintegration time, in-vitro dissolution and accelerated stability study. The physicochemical evaluations of crude drugs yielded results which were in accordance with the monograph’s standard values. The phytochemical analysis of the extracts revealed the presence of variety of phytoconstituents. From the results of HPTLC quantification the amount of curcumin (7.14%) in C. longa, diosgenin (40.6%) in T. foenum graceum ,T. foenum graceum, berberine hydrochloride (4.83%) in B. aristata, catechin (3.48%) in S. asoka, lupeol (0.11%) in B. variegata and Z-guggulsterone (0.140%) and E-guggulsterone (0.146%) in purified guggul was found. The micrometrics of the powder blend of all the formulations showed good flow properties. Formulation F3 showed better results compared to other formulations in post compression evaluation. Accelerated stability study showed that the formulation F3 was stable during the course of study.
Micromeritics, Polyherbal Formulation, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Physicochemical Evaluation
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