Original Articles: 2016 Vol: 8 Issue: 6
Analysis and characterization of the Traditional Siddha formulation Sangu parpam through Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy
Sangu (Turbinella Pyrum Linn.) is indicated as one of the best raw drug source in siddha medicine for its wide medicinal uses. In ancient days it is widely used as a drug of choice for the treatment of peptic ulcer, skin diseases, urinary disorders, hepatic diseases etc., According to Siddha Pharmaceutical Principles, while incorporating Sangu with herbal juices after its purification in order to attain the high range of medicinal value there can obtain a new structural chemical entity. Here the Sangu Parpam was subjected into characterization through FT-IR analysis. The results showed that this Sangu parpam constitutes C-H Stretch, N-H Stretch, O-H Stretch, C=O Stretch, -C-H Bending, C-Cl Stretch which indicates there is a presence of organic functional groups such as alkanes, amines, acids, carbonyl, alkyl halides. This study forms the base for the pharmaceutical analysis of sangu parpam which will be followed by safety and efficacy studies later.