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Importance of standardization of herbal products

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Phytochemicals are defined as bioactive nutrient plant chemicals in fruits, vegetables, grains, and other plant foods that may provide desirable health benefits beyond basic nutrition to reduce the risk of major chronic diseases.

GS Phyto labs offer phytoreference standards useful for quality control and standardization of herbal products at affordable price. Phytoreference compounds ranging from 100 mg to 10000 mg.

Standardization provides a more consistent, stronger and more effective product backed by chemical analysis to confirm the presence and ratio quantity of phytocompound which is characteristic of the plant. Standardized extracts or formulations represent a trend towards higher technological refinement.

The identification of purely active moiety is an important requirement for Quality control and dose determination of plant related dugs. A medicinal herbal plant can be checked as a artificial laboratory as it produces and contains a chemical moiety. That moiety, responsible for medicinal activity of the herbal plant, are secondary metabolites. for example, of Alkaloids are nitrogenous principle organic moiety combine with acid to form crystalline salt and also herbal plants contains Resin, Oleoresins, lactones, saponin and volatile oils. Complete phytochemical screening of most of the medicinally essential herbs not done in India. this would be helpful in standardization and dose determination of herbal drugs. and this could be done by phyto reference standards

Medicinal plant have play an important role in world health. They are circulated world wide, but they are most rich in tropical countries. It is noted that about 25% of all modern medicines are indirectly or directly obtained from higher plants. World Health Organization (WHO) has individual herbal drugs as whole, labeled medicinal products that have robust ingredients, aerial or secret parts of the whole plant or other plant material or mixture of them. World Health Organization (WHO) has a set of specific Guidelines for the evaluation of the safety, efficacy and Quality of herbal drugs or herbal medicines. WHO find out that 80% of the world people currently use herbal medicine or drugs for the most important health cares. Except in some countries herbal drugs may also used by traditional, natural or inorganic active constituents. which are the not plant source. Herbal drugs is a main constituent in usual medicine and a general ingredient in Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Naturopathic and in other medicine system. Herbs are usually measured as safe toxicity, side effects of allopathic drugs, has led to more increased in number of herbal drugs manufacturers. For the past few years, herbal drugs have been mostly used by the people with the Pharma Innovation Journal no prescription, Leaves, stem, bark, flower, seeds, roots and extract of all these have been used in herbal drugs over the thousands of their use

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