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Ashwagandha Extract

Ashwagandha Extract
Ashwagandha Extract
Product Code : 28
Product Description



Brown to dark brown powder with a characteristic odour and taste.

Identification (By HPLC):

By HPTLC: The Rf of the main peaks obtained with the test solution from Rf 0.1 onwards correspond to those obtained with the reference solution after scanning at 254nm.

By HPLC: The retention time of the major peaks obtained in the test solution corresponds to that of the standard solution, as obtained in the assay.

Loss on Drying:

Not more than 5.0% w/w.

Particle size:

Not less than 95.0% w/w of the extract should pass through sieve of nominal mesh aperture of 150

Tapped Bulk Density:

0.3- 0.8 g /ml

pH (1% solution)


Total ash:

Not more than 5.0% w/w.

Acid insoluble ash:

Not more than 1.0% w/w.

Water soluble extractives:

Not less than 90 %

Heavy metals:

Lead: Should not be more than 5 ppm

Cadmium: Should not be more than 0.2 ppm

Mercury: Should not be more than 0.1 ppm


Should not be more than 1 ppm

Residual solvents:

The solvents used should be Class III or Class II solvents as per European Pharmacopoeia, and their limits should be set accordingly.

Pesticide residues:

Should comply with the test and limits prescribed in Ph. Eur. The pesticides to be analyzed are tabulated in Annexure 1.

Microbial contamination:

Total viable aerobic count: Not be more than 104 bacteria and not be more than 102 fungi per gram.

Escherichia coli: Should be absent per gram

Salmonella species: Should be absent per 10 gram

Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Should be absent per gram

Staphylococcus aureus: Should be absent per gram

Enterobacteria: Not more than 102 per gram


Aflatoxin B1: Should not be more than 2 ppb

Sum of aflatoxins B1, G1, B2 and G2: Should not be more than 4 ppb


Not less than 1.5% w/w of Withanolide A, on dried basis*.

*Upper limit of the marker compound shall be set as per data available from the vendor


To be provided by supplier.

Shelf Life:


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Mr. Ashish Gupta (Director Marketing)
Mr. Puneet Gupta (Director - International Sales)
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