Draksharishta is an ayurvedic polyherbal formulation with Draksha (Vitis vinifera L., Vitaceae) as chief ingredient prescribed for digestive impairment, respiratory disorders and weakness. These herbal medicines containing biologically active compounds play a significant role. Therefore it is necessary to carry out the chemical standardization of bioactive marker compounds present in the polyherbal ayurvedic formulation like Draksharishta. The aim of the present work was to develop and validate a HPTLC method for determination of gallic acid, catechin and resveratrol in commercially available marketed and in-house prepared formulations of Draksharishta. This is the first report of quantification of bioactive marker compound resveratrol using HPTLC in Draksharishta. The method employed silica gel precoated thin layer chromatography plates with F254 as the stationary phase. The respective mobile phases were used to develop the plates which separated bands according to the marker compound. Camag scanner V was used for densitometric scanning. Further, the method was validated according to International Conference of Harmonization (ICH) guidelines. The Rf values of the three marker compounds were measured. Correlation coefficients were calculated from the standard graph of linearity. Accuracy, precision and recovery were all within the required limits. The developed HPTLC methods for bioactive marker compounds present in in-house and marketed formulations were found to be simple, accurate, precise and robust.
Pillai, D., & Pandita, N. (2016). Validated high performance thin layer chromatography method for the quantification of bioactive marker compounds in Draksharishta, an ayurvedic polyherbal formulation. Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, 26(5), 558–563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjp.2016.03.015