Thangadurai K.*, Jeeva Gladys, Suresh K. and Banumathi V.


HIV a well known virus since 1980s, and the main etiological agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is considered to be the most important diseases among the sexually transmitted infection in the recent decade, and is believed to be evolved in 1980s. Globally 40 million people are living with the AIDS and pandemic in nearly 150 countries. The traditional form of medicine is widely accepted in the community especially in South India. This study was aimed to find the chemical composition of the herbal formulation of the siddha drug Deva Chooranam that has been reported to have the combinations of herbs Cedrus deodara, Alpinia galangal, Cinnamomum tamala which have significant immunomodulatory property. The TLC and HPTLC were performed for the Deva Chooranam. The HPTLC fingerprint revealed the presence of seven prominent peaks showing the presence of versatile components. The peak four occupied the major area of 29.43% with an Rf value of 0.60 and it denoted the abundant existence of this compound followed by peak 3 and peak 5 occupying the area of 19.32 and 15.33%. This study had provided a detailed analysis of the phytocompounds present in the Deva Chooranam with a fingerprint analysis of HPTLC depicting respective peaks.

Keywords: HIV, AIDS, Deva Chooranam, HPTLC analysis.

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