Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 252-256
Recent Updates in Ayurvedic Herbs Standardization
Dr. Ibameaimon Pohtam1, Dr Devraj K.C1, Dr Mahendra Prasad Yadav1, Dr Anuradha KN2
1PG Scholar, 2Assistant Professor,
Department of Dravyaguna, SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka
Corresponding Author: Dr Devraj K.C
Introduction: Herbal medicines are getting more and more popular in recent days with the global trend of people returning to natural therapies. Thus, chance of adulteration and substitution is more in order to meet the demand. Drug standardization is essential to assess the safety, efficacy and quality of drugs1. For standardization and quality assurance following three attributes are desirable i) Authenticity ii) Purity iii) Assay. For that macroscopic, microscopic, physiochemical, preliminary phytochemical and chromatographic techniques are well established. Nowadays various advanced methods for drug standardization such as Chromatography, Spectrophotometry, Electrophoresis, Chemometrics, Polarography, Molecular biomarkers in fingerprints are currently employed in standardization of herbal drugs.
Methodology: A thorough review of available literatures regarding the recent techniques in drug standardization is done. Relevant e resources are referred to for recent research updates.
Results: Advanced Chromatography, Spectrophotometry, Electrophoresis, Chemometrics, Polarography, Molecular biomarkers in fingerprints are the need of era for proper standardization of herbal drugs and their molecules.
Conclusion: The advancement of analytical technique will serve as a rapid and specific tool in the herbal research, thereby allowing the manufacturers to set quality standards and specifications so as to seek marketing approval from regulatory authorities for therapeutic efficacy, safety and shelf life of herbal drugs.
Key words: Standardization, DNA fingerprinting, Chromatography, Herbal medicines, Electrophoresis, Chemometrics