An Overview on Herbal Drug Standardization
Vaishali Laxman Khatale, M. B. Shende and D.S. Chothe
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Herbal medicine has been utilized in many diseases from ancient time. According to an estimate of the World Health Organization (WHO), about 80% of the world population still uses herbs and other traditional medicines for their primary health care needs. Standardization is an essential measurement for ensuring the quality control of the herbal drugs. These days various modern techniques for determination of Ash values, Extractive value, Swelling index, TLC, HPTLC etc., which are very essential to assess quality of herbal drugs, are being developed. The present article reviews the importance, scope of some standardization techniques for maintaining and assessing the quality and safety of the herbal drugs and herbal formulations.