Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr Ankesh Sharma, Dr Saroj Parhate, Dr K. S. Karbhal
Abstract: Most of populations about 80 % of the world rely almost on exclusively on traditional medicine for their primary health care need as per W.H.O. But recently many questions were raised regarding the safety, quality, and standard of Ayurvedic drugs. Ayurvedic Rasausadhies have good preventive, curative, rejuvenating potential and remarkable efficiency in curing chronic and degenerative diseases. Bhasma are safe when prepared and used properly, If when prepared in improper can lead injurious to health. This led to the decline the quality of Rasaushadhies. Quality and safety is a burning topic in Ayurvedic drug industry today. Tremendous work is going on Ayurvedic drug standardization, but it is not an easy task as preparations described under diverse. In this article an attempt has been made to focus on the Ayurvedic Rasaushadhies & to summarized various methods available for quality & safety of Rasaushadhies i.e. Shodhana, Marana, Standardization techniques according to Ayurvedic parameters, Physiochemical evaluation, Qualitative analysis will be discussed.
Keywords: Rasaushadhies, Standardization, Ayurvedic and modern analytical methods