Overview for The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India (Volume. I, Part II: Formulations)
The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Pt. II (Formulations) Vol. I is a legal document of standards for the quality of Ayurvedic formulations included therein (Under the Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940). This volume comprises 50 monographs on compound formulations. Each monograph contains the definition, formulation composition, indicating the official Ayurvedic name equivalent botanical name, part used, and their proportion in the formulation. This also includes method of preparation and description of the product. The identification of product includes microscopy of the ingredients. Thin Layer Chromatographic (TLC) and chemical tests. This Physico-chemical parameter contains loss of drying, total ash value, acid insoluble ash, alcohol soluble extractives, water soluble extractives, pH etc. The indications, therapeutic uses and daily dose alongwith Anupan is also indicated in the monograph. This volume is first publication of its kind, wherein the Pharmacopoeial standards of multiple ingredients formulations have been scientifically described. The standards have been consciously kept modest so that the implementation by the manufacturing companies becomes easily acceptable in order to maintain quality control and batch to batch uniformity. However, the efforts of the manufacture should be to maintain higher standards of quality than described in this book. The Appendix of this volume contains the details of protocol used in the determination of various scientific standards as well as methods of testing. References of the Ayurvedic literature in its original form are also added in order to authenticate the Ayurvedic standards referred in each monograph. In the Appendix, Ayurvedic definition and method of Sodhana etc. are also given. This book in general is more user friendly for the manufactures, scientists and students, teachers involved in the standardization of Ayurvedic formulations. This book is included in the first schedule of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. Manufacturers are required to follow Pharmacopoeial standards and these are mandatory requirements under the Act.