Tuesday , 16 April 2024

Standardization of Herbal Medicine: A Concise Review

Patel Chirag J1, Satyanand Tyagi2, Patel Kanu J3, Patel Tushar4, Patel Harnish K5Patel Priyanka H6
1Maharishi Arvind Institute of Pharmacy, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India-302020.
2Founder, President & CEO, Tyagi Pharmacy Association, Chattarpur, New Delhi, India-110074.
3Sharda School of Pharmacy, Pethapur, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
4Aditya Bangalore Institute for Pharmacy Education & Research, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
5Editor-In-Chief, IJPRBS Journal, Gujarat, India.
6 Director, Research Scholar Hub, Gujarat, India.

The medicinal plants have enormous commercial potentials throughout the world. In addition, they are also the source of chemical intermediate needed for the production of some drugs.  As the risks and the deficiencies of modern medicine have started getting more apparent, majority of formulation are prepared from herbs. In the global perspective herbal medicines and products has been enjoying renascence among the clients owing to its natural origin and lesser side effects for healthy living. The medicaments however, suffer from lack of standardization parameters and proper documentation based on scientific screening procedures. The main limitation is the lack of standardization of raw materials, of processing methods and of the final products, dosage formulation, and the nonexistence of criteria for quality control. Along with increased interest in herbal medicine there has been an explosion in the amount of literature on the subject and quality control is of utmost essential in this respect over the world. Herbal medicines are not a simple task since many factors influence the biological efficacy and reproducible therapeutic effect. Standardized herbal products of consistent quality and containing well-defined constituents are required for reliable clinical trials and to provide consistent beneficial therapeutic effects. Quality control measures covers; many aspects of drug manufacture, distribution and, sale is not restricted to final product analysis either regulatory or otherwise, while engaging in this chore, it must be realized that some of the Quality control practices that work excellently either modern drug may not be appropriate with Herbal drugs.
Keywords: Standardization, Quality control, Medicinal plants, Crude drug

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