Stability Study of Vata (Ficus bengalensis Linn.) Jata (Aerial Roots) Kwatha (Decoction) with Respect to Baseline Microbial Diagnostic Modalities
Keywords:Vata Jata, Kwatha, Ficus Bengalensis, Stability, Decoction
Background: Kwatha, one of the most popular Kalpana amongst five basic Kalpana, is widely used therapeutically as well as pharmaceutically. Although a clear description is not available in Vedic literature whereas a detailed description is available in all Samhitas regarding its preparation, the proportion of water to be added, reduction in the volume of liquid, etc. Aims: To check the stability of classical liquid dosage form, Vata (Ficus Bengalensis Linn.) Jata (aerial roots) Kwatha (decoction) with respect to its microbial profile. Materials and Methods: Sample of Vata Jata Kwatha was prepared and studied to check microbial contamination at regular intervals. Results: Six batches were subjected to the microbiological study from the date of the preparation to the date of the last microbiological study. No, any contaminations were found in the microbiological study in a minimum of one day and a maximum of 7 days after the preparation of the sample. Discussion: Hence the present study was carried out to observe the stability study of Vata Jata Kwatha with respect to Microbial Contamination of the sample prepared and preserved in different climatic and temperature conditions. Thus, a baseline Microbial profile was studied at a regular interval. At the end of the study, it was found that the shelf life of Vata Jata Kwatha was varied as per humidity and temperature. Conclusion: In the microbiological study of Vata Jata Kwatha shows its stability in a minimum of one day and a maximum of seven days after the preparation of the sample. © 2022 iGlobal Research and Publishing Foundation. All rights reserved.