AUTHENTICATION OF DETOXIFICATION PROCESS USED IN TRADITIONAL INDIAN MEDICINE
Effort has been made in the present work to study this detoxification by chromatography. The Indian variety is studied for its alkaloidal content before and after treatment. The process is studied quantitatively by varying different parameters, Ike medium of detoxification (Viz. Cow urine, milk, Steam cooking), time of soaking the drug in the medium. The pattern of alkaloids in raw and purified roots was monitored by TLC at each step. TLC also revealed the presence of Benzoic acid which confirmed that the process involved hydrolysis of the alkaloids to their respective amino alcohols.