The purpose of this book, named “Practical Manual for Herbal Drug Technology,” is to provide information on herbal medications, herbal formulations, herbal excipients, herbal cosmetics, and nutraceuticals. The book covers the fundamentals of determining the alcohol level of ayurvedic formulations such as Arista and Asava, as well as the determination of aldehyde, phenol, and total alkaloid in herbs. It focuses on phytochemical screening of crude pharmaceuticals, as well as the preparation and evaluation of herbal formulations such as creams, lotions, shampoos, syrups, pills, and mixes in accordance with pharmacopeial standards. The monograph analysis of several herbal medications according to the Indian pharmacopoeia is also covered in the book. As herbal pharmaceuticals become more popular around the world, this book will be extremely useful in explaining several basic ideas to students and consumers.
S. Lakshmi Devi
Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore – 44, India.
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