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Identification and Standardization of Crude Drugs according to Ayurvedic and Modern Parameters

Sunita R. Paradkar



Medicinal plants constitute a source of raw material for both traditional system of medicine and modern medicine. Now plant materials are employed throughout the pharmaceuticals industries, developing world as home remedies and ingredients for the industry. Standardization of herbal drugs in this globalization phase of Ayurveda bears utmost significance becausethis can sustain the tremendous interest that Ayurveda is witnessing across the globe. The increased use of herbaldrugs and concerns over their safety and efficacy has certainly augmented the need of standardization. Even though by knowing its utilities fromgenerations this area couldn’t get a good platformbecause lack of proper identification of plants and their materials. Ayurveda suggest some technique for identification of drugs on the basis of synonyms and nomenclature of drug, panchbhautikparikshana,bhumi and deshparikshan, collection and storage of drugs, herbarium and ext. appearance. In modern parameters WHO and API has set up guideline for identification and standardization of crude drugs which includesmacroscopy,microscopy, ash value, extract, TLC and many other parameters to identify, authenticate and study of chemical composition. Application oftechnique likeTLC,HPTLC and HPLC are very authentictechnique for evaluation of proper species particularly the substitutes or adulterants.DNA fingerprinting a molecular tool has become available which allow genetic analysis of the species.The present study will review the identification and standardization of crude drugs as per Ayurvedic and modern parameters.

Keywords: Ayurveda,crude drugs,herbal drugs, modern parameters, standardization,quality control

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Sunita R. Paradkar. Identification and Standardization of Crude Drugs according to Ayurvedic and Modern Parameters. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Pharmacognosy. 2017; 4(1): 11–16p.


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