Author: Anil K Mehta
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170842977
This book Ayurvedic Pharmacy aims at gathering the peals of wisdom in the scattered texts of various Samhitas in one comprehensive volume.
Any person or pharmacy interested in the preparation/production of herbal or herbomineral products will get exhaustive information in this book which extensively covers procedure of collection, purification, preservation, making compound formulation, dosage, vehicles for medicine and method of administration of Ayurvedic medicine for therapeutic and preventive purposes.
The book elaborates on the method for manufacturing the best quality product as specified under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). It points out the flaws that many remain in the finished product in the form of heavy metals; residual over dosage of pesticides etc. and also suggests ways to prevent them.
The modes of administration of medicines have changed with the passage of time and this finds reflection in the volume, which aims to update the reader with the state-of-the-at procedures in this ancient science. Capsules, coated tablets, syrups, distillates, herbal cosmetics, aroma therapy etc have all been covered in the book.
History of Herbal Medicine
Basics of Bhaishajya Kalpana
Classification and Maintenance of Drugs
Pancha-Vidha Kashaya Kalpana
Vati & Guggulu
Poisons as Medicine
Heavy Metals and Contamination
Medicinal Herbs as Cosmetics
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in Pharmacentical Production
Ayurvedic Remedies for Common Diseases