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Research Paper | Forensic Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022
Qualitative Analysis of Ayurvedic and Allopathic Cough Medicines within Haryana
Arunima Dutta | Gauri Bansal
Abstract: Cough Syrups and tablets are some of the most obtained OTC (Over the Counter) Drugs by people all over India. Also, during the times of COVID-19, an increase in the purchase of such medicines was noted. These medicines are commercially available under different brand names, although their components may be closely related. Qualitative analysis can help in the identification of such compounds and also compare them with that of the existing ones. This can be of use in cases of adulteration, death due to overdose, drug abuse and also in the quality management of such manufacturing agencies. In the present study, qualitative analysis of some commercially available allopathic and ayurvedic medicine using Thin Layer Chromatography has been conducted. The samples were subjected to a step-by-step process for preparation prior to spotting. The solvent system of choice comprised chloroform: methanol in the ratio of 90: 10 (v/v). The TLC plates were visualized under UV light to spot the distances travelled by the solute and solvent respectively. The Rf values calculated were then used to identify the components.
Keywords: Over the Counter, Qualitative Analysis, Thin Layer Chromatography, Adulteration, Abuse
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,
Pages: 773 - 776