Microbiological analysis of some ayurvedic churnas
Chitra M Bagmar
Churna is a mixture of powdered herbs and/or minerals used in ayurvedic medicine. Demand of such preparations is increasing day by day. Very stringent regulations are not prescribed for the microbial quality of such preparations as for other permitted pharmaceutical preparations. This work focuses on assessment of microbiological quality of oral medicinal powders available at traditional medicine sales outlets in Aurangabad Maharashtra. Our results were encouraging with some of them while a few turned out to be failures suggesting some stringent quality control measures should be taken.