Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of one Ayurvedic antiobesity medicine, Lohasava

G. Narayanan, K. Prabhu, Mudiganti Ram Krishna Rao, Sumathi Jones, R. Lakshmi Sundaram, V. Rahul Ulhas, N. Vijayalakshmi

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    Objective: The present study deals with the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of an anti-obesity Ayurvedic medicine, Lohasava. Methods: Lohasava was bought from a standard Ayurvedic vendor at Chennai and subjected to GC-MS analysis by standard procedures. The medicinal roles of the biomolecules indicated in the GC-MS profile were screened for their various medicinal roles using Dr. Duke's phytochemical and ethno-botanical data and other data. Results: The GC-MS profile of Lohasava indicated the presence of important biomolecules such as butanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-, ethyl ester, phenylethyl alcohol, ethyl hydrogen succinate, thymol, 4-hydroxy-2-methylacetophenone, hydrocinnamic acid, 2,6-dimethoxyphenyl-beta-phenylpropionate, bisphenol C, benzeneethanamine, 2,5-dimethoxy-alpha-,4-dimethyl-and piperine. Conclusions: It is concluded that Lohasava does have a scientific efficacy toward its claimed role as a medicine in Ayurveda. Further research is required for a better understanding of the medicinal roles of Lohasava.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)2670-2674
    Number of pages5
    JournalDrug Invention Today
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - 2019


    • 3-hydroxy-
    • 4-Hydroxy-2-methylacetophenone
    • Bisphenol C
    • Butanoic acid
    • Ethyl ester
    • Ethyl hydrogen succinate
    • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
    • Hydrocinnamic acid
    • Lohasava
    • Phenylethyl alcohol
    • Piperine
    • Thymol


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