Bamboo – Bambusa vulgaris

Scientific Name : Bambusa vulgaris
Common Name : Bamboo
Source : Shoot
Composition : Silica NLT 75%
Applications : Emmenagogue, Abortifacient

Technical Specifications

Test   Specification Test method
Description /Appearance Off white to white color powder ———-
 
Identification By TLC IH TM
 
Loss on Drying NMT 5.0% w/w USP 37<731>
 
Bulk Density (Tapped) 0.40-0.80 gm/ml UP 37<616>
 
pH of 1% solution 4.0-7.0 IH-TM
 
Mesh size 100% pass through 20 mesh IH-TM
   
Assay  
Silica Content By UV NLT 75.0% w/w IH-TM
Heavy metals USP<231>
a) Lead NMT 5.0 ppm ICP-OES
b) Arsenic NMT 1.0 ppm ICP-OES
c) Mercury NMT 0.5 ppm ICP-OES
d) Cadmium NMT 0.3 ppm ICP-OES
 
Microbiology Tests
a)  Total Aerobic Microbial Count NMT 3000 cfu/gm USP<2021>
b) Yeast & Mould NMT 100 cfu/gm USP<2021>
c) Coli forms Negative IS 5401-2:2012
d) Salmonella Negative USP<2022>
e) Escherichia coli Negative USP<2022>
f) Staphylococcus aureus Negative USP<2022>
g) Enterobacteriaceae Negative USP<2022>
Residual solvents To comply as per USP USP<467>
 
Residual pesticides To comply as per USP USP<561>
   
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