Regulatory affairs and pharmacological drug safety issues of Ayurvedic medicine has been overlooked by practitioners for many years. Research in Ayurveda is now a world-wide phenomenon, and several large pharmaceutical corporations are investing money for novel drug discovery from Ayurvedic sources. This book examines the regulatory and pharmacological aspects and includes extensive data on scientific evaluation carried out on Ayurvedic formulations. It will also serve as a reference book on standardization, pre-clinical studies, and clinical and toxicological studies on Ayurvedic formulations.
Table of Contents
Regulatory Affairs in Ayurveda. Introduction to Regulatory Affairs. Introduction to Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. Drug Cosmetic Act and Ayurvedic Drugs. Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturing License. Good Manufacturing Practices for Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Medicines (SCHEDULE T). Ayurvedic Drug Industry. Pharmacovigilance of Ayurvedic Drugs. Heavy Metal Content of Ayurvedic Formulations. Genotoxicity of Ayurvedic Formulations. Aristolochic Acid Distribution in Ayurvedic Formulations. Patent and IPR Issues of Ayurvedic Formulations. Ayurvedic Nutraceuticals. Ayurvedic Cosmetics. Pharmacological Investigations on Ayurvedic Formulations. A-Z of Major Ayurvedic Formulations.
Dr. Amritpal Singh completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Ayurveda (a system of traditional Indian medicine) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India and B.R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, India respectively. He also holds an MSc degree in Medicinal Plants from Nagaland Open University, Nagaland and has done specialized courses in phytochemical techniques, medicinal botany and ethnopharmacology.
He started his career as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer and later became a herbal consultant. He subsequently joined as external faculty at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, Punjab and also became a Senior Lecturer in Lovely Professional University, and at Dhanwantari Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh. Presently he is consultant to several national and international organizations. He has authored more than 19 books and presented more than 100 papers in Indian and international seminars and conferences. He continues to be part of the editorial team in several peer-reviewed, national and international journals related to medicinal plants. His work on medicinal plants has earned him recognition.