2020, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part APages: 22-25
New technologies and interventions for the standardization of Unani drugs
Kainat Mirza, Archana Sharma, Tanveer Naved, Jamal Akhtar and Maryam Sarwat
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“Quality’’ word is taken from latin which means “of what kind” and covers content and properties of an object. Unani Drugs quality is very important as safety of alternative medicinal plants has been questioned due to its side effects. In order to maintain the quality and efficacy of these drugs it is important to standardize them to keep away from adulterated medicines in the market. Some important issues related to Unani’s quality have been addressed in this article, and a series of physiochemical parameters has been discussed to monitor the quality of a Unani poly‑herbal formulation and to assess the quality of medicinal plant materials. We have also made an attempt to discuss the regulatory laws dealing with standardization and the need for their implementation as well as improvisions. Based on the literature reviewed, in our opinion three areas need immediate attention for strengthening Unani systems of medicine in India that are sharing of benefits, industrial investment and standardization of Unani medicines.