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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 85) Last page : ( 89)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2016.00016.9

Standardization of Poly-herbal Formulations: A Comprehensive Review

Santosh Jadhav1,*, Jyotiram Sawale2

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Sahyadri College of Pharmacy, Methwade, Sangola-413307

2Department of Pharmacognocy, Sahyadri College of Pharmacy, Methwade, Sangola-413307

*Corresponding Author E-mail: jadhavsan88@gmail.com

Online published on 21 July, 2016.

Abstract

Herbal medicines are not a simple task since many factors influence the biological efficacy and reproducible therapeutic effect. Herbal products have gained increasing popularity in the last decade, and are now used by approximately 20% of the population or it is however a known fact that over 80% of the world population depends on herbal medicines and product for healthy living. WHO specific guidelines for the assessment of the safety, efficacy and quality of herbal medicines as a prerequisite for global harmonization are of utmost importance. WHO specific guidelines for the assessment of the safety, efficacy and quality of herbal medicines as a prerequisite for global harmonization are of utmost importance. This review seeks to enlighten stakeholders in herbal medicine on the need to establish quality parameters for collection, handling, processing and production of herbal medicine as well as employ such parameters in ensuring the safety of the global herbal market.

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Keywords

Standardization, WHO, polyherbal, USFDA, Quality Control.

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