Due to the increase in the consumption of herbal medicine, there is a need to know which scientifically based methods are appropriate for assessing the quality of herbal medicines. Fingerprinting has emerged as a suitable technique for quality estimation. Chemical markers are used for evaluation of herbal medicines. Identification and quantification of these chemical markers are crucial for quality control of herbal medicines. This book provides updated knowledge on methodology, quality assessment, toxicity analysis and medicinal values of natural compounds.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Method of Extraction. Extraction of Phytoconstituents. Method of Separation. Methods of Identification. Ethnopharmacology of Plants. Bioavailability of Herbal Products. Quality Control of Plants. Fingerprinting Techniques in Herbal Standardization. Thermal Analysis of Herbal Drugs. Validation of Herbal Medicine. Stability Study of Plant Products. Toxicity of Study Plant Materials. Chromatographic Techniques for Herbal Drugs Evaluation. Biological Markers for Quality Control of Herbal Medicines. Pollutants for Herbal Drugs. DNA Techniques for Herbs
Dr. Ravindra Pandey presently, working as Professor in Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Raipur (C.G.). He has 15 years of Teaching and Industrial experience. You have completed your B.Pharma in 2000, M.Pharma in 2006 from B.R Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur, R.G.P.V. Bhopal (M.P.) and Ph.D in 2012 from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.). Your area of interest is Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. You have several research papers published in national and international Journals and organized Seminars/Workshops. You are the approved examiner and paper setter of different Indian Universities. You have attended several Staff Development Programmes and participated in different conferences.
Dr. Shiv Shankar Shukla has 13 years of teaching experience and presently working as Professor in Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Raipur (C.G.). You have completed your B.Pharma from B. R. Nahata College of Pharmacy, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal (M.P.) in 2002, M.Pharma from L. M. College of Science & technology, Jodhpur; Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur (Raj.) in 2005 and Ph.D from University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.) in 2012. Your area of research interest is analytical chemistry and quality control; you are the Head of Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis of the institute. You have awarded ‘Young Scientist of Chhattisgarh’ in 2009 from Chhattisgarh council of science and technology and Dr. P. D. Sethi Annual award for the best paper on TLC Densitometric fingerprint Development and Validation of 6-Gingerol as marker in poly-herbal Ayurvedic formulations in 2010. You are also approved examiner and paper setter of different Indian Universities. Your research papers have been recognized on national and international level. You organized various workshops and attended conferences. You are the life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA).
Dr. Amber Vyas has 13 years of teaching and research experience. Mr. Vyas did his masters degree from K.L.E.S’s College of Pharmacy, Belgaum (Karnataka). He has around 3-publications/Research-poster presentation to his credit published/presented in national, international, and electronic journal/ conferences. He is an active member of IPA, APTI. His research interest extends from development of Nanotechnology and Targeted delivery based newer sustained release dosage forms.
Dr. Vishal Jain has 15 years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Jain did his masters degree from Dept. of Pharmaceutical Science, Dr. Hari Singh Gaur Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (MP). He has over 15 publications to his credit published in national and international journals. He has presented 6 papers in various national and international conferences. He is an active member of IPA, and Indian Society of Pharmacognosy (IST). His research interest extends from phytochemical standardization of herbs.
Mr. Parag Jain has completed his master’s degree in 2013 from Columbia Institute of Pharmacy, Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai (C.G.). He has been honored by Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bangalore in 2012 for promotion towards research. He has selected for P.C. Dandiya prize for poster presentation on anti-inflammatory activity of Artesunate in 2013. He availed in edge cutting research work at Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), CSIR, Jammu for six months and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi for two months during his master’s, where he got expertise in diabetes, toxicity testing, preclinical studies, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, with equal inclination to ethnopharmacology. His areas of interest include diabetes, neuropharmacology, toxicology, molecular biology, ethnopharmacology and so on. He has recognized publications in national and international journals to his credit and few more in pipeline. He has also written two books on inflammation and immunology (Springer publications). His present work lies on exploring the natural sources for treating type-2 diabetes.
Prof. Shailendra Saraf is a leading scientist and well-known academician in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. He holds the position of Director, University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.). He is also the Chairman, Board of Studies of the University. Prof. Saraf has over 30 years of research and teaching experience at UG and PG levels. Prof. Saraf is an alumni of Department of Pharmaceutical Scicence, Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar (MP). He has over 133 publications to his credit published in international and national journals of repute. He has also authored several books. He is in editorial board of many scientific journals. He has been a resource person and delivered invited lectures, chaired scientific sessions in several National Conferences, Congress and Symposia in India. Prof. Saraf is the Founder-President of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) Chhattisgarh State Branch and Founder-President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) Chhattisgarh State Branch. He has been Executive Member of Indian Society of Pharmacognosy and Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Education Division. Prof. Saraf is a permanent Invitee to CEC, Indian Pharmaceutical Association. He is Vice President of Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grant Commissions and NAAC (UGC-NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA). He is a life member of IPA, ISP, APTI, ISTE AND MPPGA. His research interest extends from herbal cosmetics to herbal drug standardization, modern analytical techniques, new drug delivery systems with biotechnology bias.