Vacha – Acorus Calamus

Scientific Name : Acorus Calamus
Common Name : Vacha
Source : Root
Composition : Volatile oil 1.0%, Beta asarone 0.25%
Applications : Diuretic, Expectorant, Decongestant, Anticonvulsant, Aphrodisiac, Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory

Technical Specification

Description Light brown to brown color

powder with characteristic odour

Loss on drying NMT 5.0%  w/w
Loose bulk density 0.25-0.65 g/ml
Tapped bulk density 0.30-0.80 g/ml
Sieve Test (#40 mesh) NLT 95% w/w
 

Saponins by Gravimetry

 

NLT 5.0%

 

Microbiological profile

  1. Total plate Count
  2. Yeast and Mould
  3. Escherichia coli
  4. Salmonella
  5. Staphylococcus Aureus
  6. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
  7. Enterobacteriaceae
 N/A

NMT500 cfu/g

NMT 100 cfu/g

Should be absent/ 10 g

Should be absent/ 10 g

Should be absent/ 10 g

Should be absent/ 10 g

Should be absent/ 10 g

 

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