Medicinal plants have been used since ancient times for the treatment of human ailments. Interest in medicinal plants has been shown throughout the world because of the safe and effective constituents of plant products. The increasing demand for herbal medicines, both in the developing and developed countries, has provided the stimulus for the workers in this field to maintain the quality and purity of their herbal raw materials and finished products. The standardization problem relating to herbal drugs arises from the complex composition of drugs that are used in the form of whole plants, plant parts or extracts obtained there from. To ensure reproducible quality of any herbal remedy, proper control of starting material is utmost essential. With this thought in mind, the present preliminary study was conducted in order to discover the qualitative nature of 20 Traditional crude drugs available in the commercial markets of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Ganesan, S. and Bhatt, Roopam Y.
"Qualitative Nature of Some Traditional Crude Drugs Available in Commercial Markets of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 42.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/42