STANDARDIZATION OF HERBAL DRUGS
Priyadarshani P. Patil*, Dr. Sanaulla A. Tamboli, Mohsin J. Jamadar and Vrushali B. Chougule
In recent years, there has been great demand for plant derived products in developed countries. These products are increasingly being sought out as medicinal products, nutraceuticals and cosmetics. There are around 6000 herbal manufacturers in India. More than 4000 units are producing Ayurveda medicines. Due to lack of infrastructures, skilled manpower reliable methods and stringent regulatory laws most of these manufacturers produce their product on very tentative basis. In order to have a good coordination between the quality of raw materials, in process materials and the final products, it has become essential to develop reliable, specific and sensitive quality control methods using a combination of classical and modern instrumental method of analysis. Standardization is an essential measurement for ensuring the quality control of the herbal drugs. Standardization expression is used to describe all measures which are taken during the Manufacturing process and quality control leading to a reproducible quality. Itâ€™s also involving the Study from birth of plant to its clinical application. It also means adjusting the herbal drug preparation to a defined content of a constituent or a group of substances with known therapeutic activity respectively by adding recipients or by mixing herbal drugs or herbal drug preparations.
Keywords: In recent years, there has been great nutraceuticals and cosmetics.
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