QUALITY CONTROL OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINES IS THE NEED OF HOUR
Keywords:quality control, ayurvedic medicines
Ayurvedic medicines are used since from the centuries B.C. In
olden days the Vaidya after diagnosing the disease, preparing
the medicine and dispensing it to the patient. There was no
question of safety, quality, effectiveness, adulterations, side
effects and toxicity. After the industrial revolution where the
commercialisation of the medicines started, the medicines
were started to be prepared in small and large scale
industries. Scarcity of herbal drugs, need for large quantity of
raw drugs, costly herbs and metals, price competition
between the pharmacies, made the increase in spurious and
adulterated medicines. There is lack of standardization in the
field of production. No standard criteria for the genuine raw
drugs, no uniformity in the percentage of ingredients, no
standard in the method of preparation, very few centers to
analyze the chemistry of drug, not even standard monographs
and manufacturing process to follow. The lack of quality
control measures is another crucial factor that keeps away the
West from recognizing our medicinal products. To avoid all
these, there is urgent need of strict implementation of quality
control guidelines by the Drug Regulatory board.
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