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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 93) Last page : ( 100)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2016.00018.2

Herbal drug standardization and its implication – A current need of time

Mr. Shinde Pramod S.1,*, Miss. Mahadik Vashali J.2, Mr. Sarvagod Sushil M.1

1Lecturer, Shree Santkrupa Shikshan Sanstha, College of Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Ghogaon

2Prinicpal, Shree Santkrupa Shikshan Sanstha, College of Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Ghogaon

*Corresponding Author E-mail: pramodru3510@gmail.com

Online published on 21 July, 2016.

Abstract

In recent years more people throughout world are turning to use medicinal plant products in healthcare system. The use of herbal drugs has been increased all over the world due to their huge therapeutic effect and less adverse effects as compared to other medicines. Worldwide need of alternative medicine has resulted in growth of natural product markets and interest in traditional systems of medicine. Herbal drug technology is used for converting botanicals materials into medicines, where standardization and quality control with proper integration of modern scientific techniques and traditional knowledge is important. Mostly herbal drugs are effective but due to adulteration and lack of standardization, the effectiveness of the herbal drug is decreased. So there is need of development of standardization parameters. In the standardization of the herbal drug the physical, chemical, biological, analytical parameters are carried out. It assures the quality, purity and safety of herbal drug. Reason of these studies involve the safe and accurately selection and handling of crude materials, ensure efficacy and stability of finished product. Implication of standardization of herbal drug is essential because of increasing demand for developing an herbal dosage form which improve patient convince and compliance.

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Keywords

Standardization, Chromatographic, Fingerprinting, DNA Fingerprinting, Genetic Marker.

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