Monthly Archives: April 2015

Importance of Clinical Research Organizations


Ayurveda originated in our country and became popular in the Western countries in recent times. However, for it to be widely accepted and extensively used its efficacy has to be strongly reassessed in view of the present era of advanced science and technology. Herbal drugs can compete in commercial market only by adopting evaluative techniques as used in modern science. Natural products testing through scientific clinical research assumes great importance in this context.

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HPLC Analysis- How it works

Herbal medicines are being popularly used by large populations around the world due to their long therapeutic history. At the same time, issues of quality assurance and quality control are hampering its wider acceptance. Due to the very nature of their composition, where a number of active ingredients in different combinations determine the overall efficacy, establishing standards of quality control for raw materials and bringing about standardization of finished product poses a big challenge.

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Herbal Drug Development


Herbal formulations have an age old history of being used by humans in various countries like Egypt, China, Germany, Greece, India, etc. Ethnobotany is a scientific study of use of plants by human beings to make valuable contributions to society and is recognized as an effective way to discover future medicines. Researchers have in early 21st century identified around 122 compounds used in modern medicine which are derived from plant sources. Pharmacologists, Botanists and Microbiologists all over the world are combing the earth to find from nature the potential cure for many diseases.

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Growing business opportunities in herbal medicines


There is a tradition of using medicinal plants in day to day life in many countries all over the world. As per WHO (World Health Organization) estimates, about 80% of the population in developing countries still use traditional medicines. With a vast treasure of valuable medicinal plants and people opting for natural remedies, there are tremendous business opportunities in herbal industry in many developing Asian countries. This phenomenal scope for meeting the global demand will also lead to economic upliftment of these countries.

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Good Manufacturing Practices for Herbal Products


The Western countries are turning more and more towards using alternative or traditional forms of medicine due to their known therapeutic abilities. Besides, the use of herbal drugs is becoming increasingly popular due to increasing consumer awareness on ‘green’ initiatives. However, for the herbal drugs to gain widespread acceptability and use there is a need for laying down basic manufacturing standards for the herbal industry.

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