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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-18 Table of Contents     

Role of different media in Karpanpatru Taila preparation


1 Lecturer, Government Ayurvedic College, Vadodara, India
2 Reader, Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug Research, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Jamnagar, India
3 Head, Pharmacology Laboratory, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
4 Professor & Head, Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug Research, India

Date of Web Publication7-Aug-2010

Correspondence Address:
B J Patgiri
Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.68198

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   Abstract 

Total six samples of Karpanpatru Taila were prepared with Murchchhita and Amurchchhita Sarshapa Taila (mustard oil) by using three different liquid media i.e. Gomutra, Takra and Kanji by following classical method and analyzed. The pharmaceutical analysis revealed that the Karpanpatru Taila prepared with Murchchhita Sarshapa taila by using Kanji, Gomutra, Takra as a liquid media showed minimum loss i.e. 4.00%, 8,33% & 8.66 respectively in comparison to Amurchchhita Sarshapa Taila by using Kanji, Gomutra, Takra i.e. 5.5%, 10.68%, 12% respectively. Pharmaceutical drawbacks like excessive frothing and burning of eyes & nose were absent during the preparation of Karpanpatru Taila with Takra and Kanji while present in batch of Gomutra. Analytical study reveals that Acid value was negligible increased after even 6 month in the samples of Murchchhita Karpanpatru Taila while significant increased in the samples of Amurchchhita Karpanpatru Taila. Saponification value was decreased in the samples of Murchhita Karpanpatru Taila while increased in the samples Amurchchhita Karpanpatru taila. Microbial growth was found absent in all the samples of Karpanpatru Taila even after 6 months.

Keywords: Sneha Kalpana, Murchchhana, Gomutra, Takra, Kanji, Acid value, Saponification value


How to cite this article:
Goyal M, Patgiri B J, Ravishankar B, Prajapati P K. Role of different media in Karpanpatru Taila preparation. AYU 2010;31:15-8

How to cite this URL:
Goyal M, Patgiri B J, Ravishankar B, Prajapati P K. Role of different media in Karpanpatru Taila preparation. AYU [serial online] 2010 [cited 2017 Jul 26];31:15-8. Available from: http://www.ayujournal.org/text.asp?2010/31/1/15/68198


   Introduction Top


Basically Karpanpatru Taila is derived from a compound name as Karpogi Paste. This is mentioned in Siddha pharmacopeia and has been utilized to treat vitiligo since mid 50's. The clinical users were quite satisfied with its results but complain of its short life was very frequent due to contamination of fungus. Thus to overcome this problem of Karpanpatru Lepa, another Kalpana was formulated by the scholar Zhankana et.al. during her Ph.D. research work i.e. Karpanpatru Taila prepared by using the same ingredients under the code name Vit-8 oil. This oil was prepared with Gomutra as a media due to their best Kusthaghna effect. But during preparation of Vit-8 oil some pharmaceutical drawbacks were faced. i.e. excessive frothing, burning of eyes & nose and headache etc. So to overcome these drawbacks this work has been selected for pharmaceutical study under the name of Karpanpatru Taila.

Karpanpatru Taila was prepared by using three different media like i.e. Gomutra, Takra and Kanji to compare pharmaceutically the role of media. Generally Sneha Kalpana is used by all possible route of administration. There are so many controversies regarding the preparation of Sneha Kalpana with different liquid media and shelf life too. Therefore, the entire samples were also prepared by Murchchhita and Amurchchhita Taila to overcome the Gandha, Varna and Rasotpatti in Taila. Thus, following aims and objectives were considered for the present study.


   Aims and Objectives Top


  1. To establish a suitable method for preparation of Karpanpatru Taila.
  2. To observe and establish the role of media during the preparation of Karpanpatru Taila.
  3. To establish the shelf life of Karpanpatru Taila prepared by amurchchhita Sarshapa Taila and Murchhita Sarshapa Taila.

   Material and Methods Top


The Karpanapatru Taila was prepared by using general principles of Sneha Kalpana as per Sharangdhara Samhita, where Murchchhana of Taila was carried out as per the reference of Bhaishajya Ratnavali Jwaradhikara [1] . Karpanpatru Taila was prepared with Murchchhita and Amurchchhita Sarshapa Taila using Kalka Dravya [2] like Bakuchi, Tuvaraka, Krishna Jeeraka, Kalaunji, Narikela, Vatam, Postdana in equal quantity, Hartala 1/20 th part of each ingredient and Drava Dravya i.e. Gomutra, Takra, Kanji were taken as per the general ratio of Sneha Kalpana [3] i.e. 1:1/4:4. Takra was prepared as per the reference of Sushruta Samhita [4] . Kanji was prepared as per the reference of Vijyanabodhani commentery of D. A. Kulkarni on Rasa Ratna Samucchaya [5] .

Taila was heated till it became moisture free (at 160C) as per general practice of tradition and after slight cooling (at 90C), Kalka was added which was followed by addition of Drava Dravya. Along with it, four times of water i.e. equal to Drava dravya was added in the preparation of Karpanpatru Taila with Takra [6] . Then mixture was subjected to Sneha Paka over Madhyamagni till Siddhi Lakshanas (chief desired characteristics) [7] were obtained. The heating duration was adjusted in such a manner that whole process would get completed by five nights [8] .


   Observation and Results Top


During the preparation of Karpanpatru Taila with Gomutra excessive frothing, burning of eye & nose and headache etc. were observed. Acidic smell was smelt during the preparation of Karpanpatru Taila with Takra and Kanji. Near to final stage, temperature was slightly raised.More yield was obtained in the Karpanpatru Taila prepared with Murchchhita Sarshapa Taila [Table 1] and [Table 2] and according to liquid media maximum yield was obtained in the Karpanpatru Taila prepared with Kanji as a liquid media.
Table 1 :Comparative results obtained during of preparation of Murchchhita Karpanpatru Taila with Gomutra, Takra, Kanji

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Table 2: Comparative results obtained during of preparation of Amurchchhita Karpanpatru Taila with Gomutra, Takra, Kanji


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Analytical phase of the study includes the organoleptic and physicochemical evaluation along with microbial growth. The organoleptic characters examined were Varna (colour/appearance). Gandha (odour) and Sparsha (consistency), while the physicochemical parameters like pH, specific gravity, total solid contents of the liquid media [Table 3] and refractive index, specific gravity, acid value, saponification value etc, of the Karpanpatru Taila [Table 4],[Table 5],[Table 6] were analyzed as per the standard methods [9].
Table 3: Physico-chemical parameters of Medias


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Table 4: Physico-chemical parameters of KP Taila prepared with Gomutra


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Table 5: Physico-chemical parameters of KP Taila prepared with Takra


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Table 6: Physico-chemical parameters of KP Taila prepared with Kanji


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Organoleptic Characters

Amurchchhita batch of Karpanpatru Taila prepared with Gomutra was dark brown in colour whereas brown colour was observed in the samples of Karpanpatru Taila prepared with Takra and Kanji, while all samples of Murchchhita batch of Karpanpatru Taila were dark red in colour. Consistency was oily and odour of Gomutra was felt in Karpanpatru Taila prepared with Gomutra, while in other samples non specific odour were smelt.Translucency in all the samples of Karpanpatru Taila were observed.

Physico-Chemical Characters

Specific gravity index remains unchanged in the initial and 6 months older sample of Karpanpatru Taila. Acid value was found increased after Murchchhana in all samples of Karpanpatru Taila. This may be due to incorporation of some acid matter from Murchchhana Dravya in Taila. Acid value and saponification value were increased in the 6 months older sample of Karpanpatru Taila prepared by using Amurchchhita Sarshapa Taila. In case of Karpanpatru Taila prepared by using Murchchhita Sarshapa Taila increase of acid value was marginal and saponification value was decreased.


   Discussion Top


Fine powdered Kalka Dravyas were taken in the processing of Sneha Kalpana to get maximum extraction. With the help of little amount of water it was converted into a bolus form. By doing this, surface area of Kalka was reduced which comes in contact with Taila. So Kalka didnot burn when it was added into the warm oil. During heating of Sarshapa Taila pungent, vapours evaporate which causes burning of eye and nose. These vapours may be of sulphur which are liberated by mustard oil. After demoisturisation, colour of Taila was converted into light yellow from dark yellow because of shifting of chemical bonds due to thermal power effect. During the addition of Kalka frothing was seen. It may be due to evaporation of moisture content from Kalka and its fine particle size. The colour of Taila was dark red and characteristic odour was perceived in the batches of Murchchhita Karpanpatru Taila. This odour may be due to Kalka Dravyas like Manjishtha, Hribera, Haridra etc. Consistency of Taila was thick due to presence of fine particles of Kalka that are filtered along with Taila.

In Karpanpatru Taila prepared with Takra, four times of water was added to carry out proper Paka [7] . Sneha Paka was carried out for 5 days because Gomutra, Takra and Kanji were used as Drava Dravya. Excessive frothing, burning sensation in eyes and nose and headache occurred during preparation of Karpanpatru Taila with Gomutra. It may be due to the liberation of ammonia present in Gomutra. Smell of Gomutra spread in all over the surrounding area during the Paka. More loss was found due to fineness of particle size of Kalka resulting in increase of surface area and thus more absorption of Taila. Secondly, it may be due to manual handling. Weight of the Kalka increased after filtration. It may be due to absorption of moisture and Taila by Kalka.

Observation shows that more loss was found in the Amurchchhita Karpanpatru Taila. It may be due to the moisture content present in Sarshapa Taila which evaporates during the heating of Taila before subjecting it to Paka. Weight of Kalka after filtration increased in all batches of Karpanpatru Taila due to presence of solid contents of media viz. Gomutra, Takra, Kanji and absorption of Taila and moisture content by Kalka.

The specific gravity and refractive index remain unchanged in the initial and 6 months older sample of Karpanpatru Taila. It indicates no drastic changes occur to the prepared oil even after six months of storage. Acid value can be defined as the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide required to neutralize the free acids present in 1 g of sample of oil. And Saponification value can be defined as the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide required to neutralize the fatty acids resulting from complete hydrolysis of 1 g of the sample of oil. Generally, rancidity causes free fatty acid liberation, hence acid value and saponification value are used as an indication of rancid state [10] . Here acid value and saponification value were increased in the 6 months older sample of Karpanpatru Taila prepared by using Amurchchhita Sarshapa Taila. In case of Karpanpatru Taila prepared by using Murchchhita Sarshapa Taila increase of acid value was marginal whereas saponification value was decreased. It is indicative of occurrence of rancidity in Karpanpatru Taila prepared by using Amurchchhita Sarshapa Taila. The results also prove the importance of the process of Murchchhana of Sneha prior to the preparation of Sneha Kalpana.

All the samples of Karpanpatru Taila prepared by both Amurchchhita as well as Murchchhita Sneha were found to be free from any fungal and bacterial growth. Oils are generally immune to microbiological contamination due to less moisture content. Microbial growth in oils is found only if there is more water content. Here negative results for fungal and bacterial growth test should be considered as important findings and suggests all the samples are completely free from microbial contamination and contain moisture up to considerable limits.


   Conclusion Top


Karpanpatru Taila is developed on basis of a Siddha compound name as "Karpogi paste" which is mentioned in Siddha pharmacopeia and utilized to treat vitiligo Drawbacks like excessive frothing, burning in eye and nose and headache etc. were absent in Karpanpatru Taila prepared with Takra and Kanji as a liquid media in both groups i.e. Amurchchhita & Murchchhita. Fine powdered Kalka should not be taken in the preparation of Sneha Kalpana to achieve maximum yield. Pharmaceutically Kanji can be considered as a best liquid media for the preparation of Karpanpatru Taila from the point of yield. Murchchhana process should be taken as mandatory for Sneha Paka. No change was found in organoleptic characters and no significant change was found in physicochemical characters of all samples of Karpanpatru Taila even after 6 month at normal storage conditions.

 
   References Top

1.Govind Das, Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Hindi Commentary by Ambikadutta Shastri, Chaukhamba Sanskrit Sansthan, Varanasi, 15th edition, 2002, Jwaradhikar 5/1286, pp. 130  Back to cited text no. 1      
2.Zankhana G. Tank, A Pharmaceutico-clinical study of VIT 8 lepa & VIT 7 oil (modified Karpanpatru - A herbomineral compound in the management of Switra (Vitiligo) 2006.  Back to cited text no. 2      
3.Sharangadhara Acharya, Sharangadhara Samhita, commentary of Adhamala and Kashiram, Chaukhamba Orientallia, Varanasi, 4th edition 2000. Madhyam Khand 9/1, pp. 212   Back to cited text no. 3      
4.Acharya Sushruta, Sushruta Samhita. Ambika Datta Shastri. Hindi commentary, Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan, Varanasi 2001, Sutra Sthana 45/85, pp.176.  Back to cited text no. 4      
5.Rasa Vagbhatta, Rasa Ratna Samuchaya,commented by D.A.Kulkarani published by Meharchand lakshamidas, 3rd edition,1982, pp. 217.  Back to cited text no. 5      
6.Ibid. Sharangadhara Samhita, 9/7, pp. 213.   Back to cited text no. 6      
7.Ibid. Sharangadhara Samhita, 9/12-14, pp. 214   Back to cited text no. 7      
8.Ibid. Bhaishajya Ratnavali, 5/1286, pp. 133.  Back to cited text no. 8      
9.Anonymus Pharmacopoeia of India. 3rd edition, controller of pblications, Delhi, 1985, A-71, 73, 137, 130, 104.  Back to cited text no. 9      
10.Kokate CK, Purohit AP. Gokhale SB, Pharmacognosy, 33rd edition, Nirali Prakashan, Pune. 2005, 274-275.  Back to cited text no. 10      



 
 
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