Standardization: A Boon to Indian Pharma Market

The basic requirements for gaining market entry into developed countries include: a) Well-documented Ethno-botanical information b) Medicinal plants free from pesticides, heavy metals, etc. c) Standardization, based on chemical and activity profile d) Safety and stability data. However, mode of action studies in animals and efficacy in human will also be supportive. Such scientifically generated […]

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Phyto-pharmaceuticals – Herbal Medicinal Products

Herbal medicinal products are pharmaceutical products of plant origin, also known as phyto-pharmaceuticals. They exclusively contain one or more herbal substances or herbal preparations as active ingredients or combinations of them. In contrast to synthetic drugs containing chemically active substances, they consist of a plethora of natural compounds that activate or modulate various target systems […]

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Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Products

Herbal formulations are being widely accepted therapeutic agents as antidiabetics, antiarthritics, hepatoprotectives, cough remedies, memory enhancers, and adaptogens. The most common myth regarding herbal medicines is that they are completely safe, and can therefore be safely consumed by the patient, without a physician’s prescription. This belief has led to large-scale self-medication by people all over […]

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Difference between Herbal, Ayurveda, Natural and Organic Products

A confusion exists in the consumer market regarding the difference between natural and organic products. A further complication is created by herbal and ayurvedic product categories. While it is not easy to differentiate between all these terms, which is made even more confusing since their meaning often over laps, a simplified classification of these categories of products so […]

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