TEST PARAMETERS FOR AYURVEDIC PRODUCTS


RAW MATERIALS



TESTS

Acetyl Value

Acid Insoluble Ash

Acid Value

Alcohol

Alcohol-Soluble Extractive

Alkaloids

Arsenic

Assay

Carbohydrates

Fibre

Fixed Oil

Foreign Matter

Ghee

Heavy Metals

Heavy Metals :

Lead, Cadmium, Chromium, Arsenic

Hydroxyl Value

Identification (by TLC)

Iron

Lead

Menthol

Mercury

Microbiological Tests:

Total Bacterial Count, E.coli, Salmonella,

Shigella, Coliform Count, Yeast and Mold, Pseudomonas

Moisture

Oil content

Peroxide Value

pH

Protein

Saponification Value

Specific gravity

Steroids

Swelling Index

Total Ash

Water-Soluble Extractive

Weight per ml

 

FINISHED PRODUCTS

 

TESTS

ANJANA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Free Sulphur

Sulphur

Mercury

Iron as Fe2O3

Sodium as Na

Potassium as K

Calcium

Magnesium

Sulphate

Phosphate

Acid insoluble

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Volatile matter

Total Sugar

ASAVA AND ARISHTA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Sugars Reducing

Non reducing

Specific gravity at 25

Solid content

pH value

Alcohol content

ARKA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Volatile Oil

Specific gravity at 25

pH value

BHASMA:

Organoleptic Characteristics (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Iron as Fe2O3

Calcium

Sodium

Potassium

Acid insoluble

Phosphate as PO4

Magnesium

Aluminium as Al2O3

Silica

Ash Value

Acid insoluble ash

Loss on drying at 110

CHURNA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Loss on drying at 110

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Solubility (in Water, Alcohol, Chloroform, Hexane, Benzene, Ether)

CAPSULE:

Weight Variation

Disintegration time

Loss on drying

Total Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

GHANA SATTVA:

Organoleptic Characteristics (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Solubility (Water, Alcohol, Chloroform, Hexane, Benzene, Ether) - each

GUGGULU:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Specific gravity at 25

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Volatile Oil

GRUTHA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Loss on drying at 110

Volatile Oil

Refractive Index at 40

Ash Value

Acid Value

Saponification Value

Iodine Value

Total Fat

KSHARA SUTRA

pH

Microbiological tests:

Total Bacterial Count, E.coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Coliform Count - each

KVATHA CHURNA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Loss on drying at 110

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Solubility (in Water, Alcohol, Chloroform)

LEHYA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Loss on drying at 110

pH value

Sugars Reducing

Non reducing

Total solid content

Specific gravity at 25

Fat content (alcohol extraction and LOD method)

Microbiological Tests:

Total Bacterial Count, E.coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Coliform Count, Yeast & Mold, Pseudomonas

LEPA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Loss on drying at 110

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Solubility (in Water, Alcohol, Chloroform)

LOUHA:

Organoleptic Characteristics (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Free Sulphur

Sulphur

Mercury

Iron

Iron as Fe2O3

Calcium as Ca

Phosphate as PO4

Acid insoluble

Ash Value

Acid insoluble ash

MANDURA:

Organoleptic Characteristics (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Free Sulphur

Sulphur

Mercury

Iron

Iron as Fe2O3

Aluminium

Sulphate

Phosphate

Calcium

Magnesium

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

PARPATI:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch, Fracture)

Free Sulphur

Sulphur

Mercury

Copper as Cu

Aluminium as Al2O3

Iron as Fe2O3

Calcium as Ca

Magnesium as Mg

Chloride as Cl

Sulphate

Phosphate as PO4

Acid insoluble

PISHTI:

Organoleptic Characteristics (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Calcium as Ca

Sodium as Na

Potassium as K

Chloride as Cl

Sulphate

Ash Value

Acid insoluble ash

Loss on drying at 110

PANAKA (SYRUP):

Total Sugar

Microbiological tests:

Total Bacterial Count, E.coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Coliform Count, Yeast & Mold, Pseudomonas

RASA YOGA:

Organoleptic Characteristics (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Free Sulphur

Sulphur

Mercury

Iron as Fe2O3

Calcium as Ca

Sodium as Na

Potassium as K

Sulphate

Phosphate

Silica (acid insoluble material)

Borax

Chloride

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Volatile matter

TABLETS:

Hardness

Disintegration time

Loss on drying

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

THAILA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Loss on drying at 110

Volatile content

Refractive Index at 40

Ash value

Acid value

Saponification Value

Iodine Value

VATI & GUTIKA:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch)

Free Sulphur

Sulphur

Mercury

Iron as Fe2O3

Calcium

Sulphates as SO4

Phosphates as PO4

Sodium

Potassium

Chloride

Acid insoluble

Borax

Loss on drying at 110

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Volatile matter

VARTI:

Organoleptic Characters (Colour, Smell, Touch, Mottling, Chipping, Finishing, intactness)

Free Sulphur

Sulphur

Mercury

Arsenic as As

Calcium as Ca

Iron as Fe2O3

Sulphate

Phosphate

Chloride as Cl

Ash value

Acid insoluble ash

Volatile matter