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Assessment of physicochemcial properties and microbial contamination of marketed preparations

Volume No : (2021) Volume: 09 Issue : 41 Year : 2021 Page No: 8-14

Authors : Farooqui Muzaffar Ahmed, Rajesh Kumar Jat, Aquil-ur-Rahim Siddiqui

Abstract :

Aim: The study aimed to evaluate the physicochemical properties and bacterial contamination of herbal medicinal preparations sourced from identified herbal retail outlets and herbal shops in distinct regions of Meerut.

Methodology: The assessments of physicochemical properties and contamination 

of the herbal products were carried out using standard procedures.

Results: Total solid content, alcohol- and water-soluble extractive values, loss of drying, ph assessment, and moisture level are found to be as per pharmacopeia standards. Further total yeast count and total aerobic viable count are also found to be near the standard values. No any herbal preparation contacting Escherichia coli,

Salmonella Typhi, and Staphylococcus aureus.

Conclusion: Hence, herbal medications in Meerut area are not likely to be contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria. The quality assurances of these

products are according to pharmacopeia standards.

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