Formulation variables were developed for Ayurvedic formulation vasavaleha to produce reproducibility of results. Vasavaleha is a semisolid preparation of drugs, prepared with the addition of jaggery or sugar and boiled with prescribed drug juice or decoction and coded VS-1, VS-2 and VS-3. During preparation each step was monitored like total solid content (% v/w) of vasavaleha was found 180.31±2.18, 182.02±4.01 and 183.34±2.97 respectively for VS-1, VS-2 and VS-3 and coefficient of variance was found 2.449 while specific gravity (g/cm3) was estimated as 1.87±0.09, 1.89±0.06 and 1.86±0.05 with coefficient of variance 0.153. Moisture content (%) was found 3.78±0.86, 3.77±0.05 and 3.77±0.68 respectively and coefficient of variance was found 1.452 while loss on drying (% w/w) was estimated as 5.24±0.18, 5.26±0.13 and 5.24±0.16 with coefficient of variance 0.429. Volatile oil content (% v/w) was measured 0.60±0.001, 0.62±0.011 and 0.60±0.013 and 0.0494 coefficient of variance.
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Bharti Ahirwar. Evaluation of formulation variables for Ayurvedic formulation vasavaleha. Research J. Science and Tech. 2012; 4(6): 295-297.