International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 7, Issue 12 (2020)

Quantitative analysis of organic volatile compounds in two ayurveda pharmaceuticals widely used in Sri Lanka


WMB Weerasooriya, Janitha A Liyanage, DL Jayaratna

Ashwagandharishta and Arawindasava during the fermentation period yields considerable amount of alcohol and organic volatiles. Quantification of these constituents is utmost significant in quality controlling and standardization of products to confirm the consumer safety. 20 brands of Ashwagandharishta and 15 commercial brands of Arawindasava were tested for ethanol, other alcohols, ethyl acetate and acetaldehyde using standard distillation method and gas chromatography. Percentage of the maximum level of ethanol detected was 8.23v/v, the minimum was 5.1v/v and average was 6.54 ± 0.90 in Ashvagandharishta and these values were 8.6 v/v, 5.67 v/v and 7.68 ± 0.80 respectively for Aravindasava. Average values of other alcohol, methanol (107.2 ± 73.3), n?propanol (11.9 ± 7.6), isobutanol (33.1 ± 23.0), isoamyl alcohol (117.9 ± 51.4) and isopropyl alcohol (7.3 ± 2.6) were present in mg/L in 20 brands of Ashvagandharishta. Similarly, methanol (99.6 ± 66), n?propanol (6.8 ± 4.4), isobutanol (22.3 ± 5.9), iso amyl alcohol (86.4 ± 13.7) and isopropyl alcohol (5.2 ± 2.7) were present in mg/L in 15 brands of Aravindasava. The average concentration of ethylacetate in different brands of Ashvagandarishta was 104.2 ± 68.00 in mg/L. In Aravindasava, the corresponding values were 135.5 ± 50.2 in mg/L. The average value of acetaldehyde in thetested brands of Ashvagandharishta was 57.6 ± 30.9 in mg/L. These values were 55.8 ± 15.4 in mg/L respectively for Aravindasava.
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WMB Weerasooriya, Janitha A Liyanage, DL Jayaratna. Quantitative analysis of organic volatile compounds in two ayurveda pharmaceuticals widely used in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 7, Issue 12, 2020, Pages 01-04
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development