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HPLC Analysis - Role in Herbal Testing Laboratory

HPLC Analysis – Role in Herbal Testing Laboratory

Herbal products are becoming popular amongst the masses. However, establishing standards of quality control for the raw materials and standardization of finished herbal product pose a big challenge. Earlier traditional methods like foreign matter content, microscopic properties, and heavy metal analysis were used to detect any contaminants and assess the quality of the herbal products. But, in recent times many innovative techniques have been developed to test the quality of the herbal prod
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Why do we need Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Medicines?

Why do we Need Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Medicines?

Herbal medicines are known to be effective in the treatment of various chronic diseases. Ayurveda is the branch of Medicine based on the herbal treatment and originated in India. Plants, their parts, metabolites and preparations have demonstrated enormous therapeutic properties. However, with the rise of modern medicine, the importance of herbal medicines has been overlooked. Yet, the general population never lost faith in the efficacy of the herbal medicines. They rely on them for a wide ra
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vitamins and dietary supplements safety

Are your Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Safe?

Why do we pop-in those vitamins and dietary supplements? Don’t we get our complete nutrition from food? NO! Not really! The industrial food production practices followed today do not guarantee complete and holistic nutrition from food. That’s why most of us pop-in those vitamins and dietary supplements to get optimal levels of the essential micro-nutrients. But, did you ever wonder about the safety of these vitamins and dietary supplements? Or you blindly trust them because they are he
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Things You Should Know About Herbal Supplements and Cancer

3 Things You Should Know About Herbal Supplements and Cancer

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology claims the use of herbal supplements by 14% to 32% of people with cancer. Such people often use dietary and herbal supplements to boost their health, improve nutrition, and reduce the side effects associated with cancer treatment. Many people view herbal supplements as safe for consumption, as they are "natural" products. But, you must know these three facts about herbal supplements before taking them: 1.No herbal supplement can cure canc
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DNA Testing of Herbal Supplements

DNA Testing of Herbal Supplements – Is it Worth?

There is a heated debate over the quality of the herbal supplements sold in the market.  With majority retailers making fraud claims about these supplements, it requires stringent rules and regulations for their quality control. A consumer takes a herbal supplement for its purported health benefits, which are attributed to the plant source of the product. He knows that the herbal supplements are derived from a plant source and are, therefore, safe to consume. But, that’s not the complet
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Difference Between Herbal, Ayurvedic, Natural, And Organic Products

When you buy Herbal Healthcare Products? You notice a tag or a label on the product: Herbal Ayurvedic Natural Organic What these labels mean? Aren’t they all same? NO! They sound similar with similar meaning, but are entirely different Know the difference to decide what you need exactly! Herbal Products: Are made from plant extracts, roots, leaves etc. Are free from chemicals, though pesticides may be used for plant growth Used for therapeutic purposes
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Significance of Chromatography in Herbal Medicine

Significance of Chromatography in Herbal Medicine

Chromatography as a technique of separating and analyzing a mixture of chemicals is fast gaining popularity in various fields. Its scope and potential are no longer limited to the field of Chemistry. Talking particularly about the field of Medicine, the technique has an extensive use; some of which are highlighted below: Pharmaceutical companies deploy chromatography for preparing medicines from large amount of pure chemicals. If you wish to detect alcohol or some other drug in a pers
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The Truth of the Herbal Supplements

The Truth of the Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements? Wow! They can boost your immune system, slow down the ageing process, and give you a glowing beautiful skin. And since they are herbal, they are natural and absolutely safe for consumption. That’s what majority of you think about the herbal supplements. Right? But is there anything you don’t know about these supplements? Is there anything which the promoters of herbal supplements hide from you? Let us first know what is herbal supplement? A herbal supplement i
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