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Standardization of Ayurvedic Medicines

Ayurveda By Ayush


The Pharmacopoeia Commission publishes and revises Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani official formularies and regulatory compendiums. These published standards became part of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945 for assuring the quality standards of Ayurvedic Raw materials/drugs and implemented uniformly across India. So far the Government has published Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia containing 645 monographs of single drugs and 203 monographs of compound formulations and the Ayurvedic formulary of India has 986 formulations.

For standardization of Ayurvedic medicines in the country the Government has established the Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy under the Ministry of Ayush. The prime mandate of the Commission is to publish and revise Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India (API), Siddha Pharmacopoeia of India (SPI), Unani Pharmacopoeia of India (UPI) and Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India (HPI). The Pharmacopoeial standards are basic need to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathic medicines.

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