Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2014)
Concept of standardization, extraction and pre phytochemical screening strategies for herbal drug
Author(s): Amita Pandey, Shalini Tripathi
Abstract: Standardization of drugs means confirmation of its identity and determination of its quality and purity. At present due to advancement in the chemical knowledge of crude drugs various methods like botanical, chemical, spectroscopic and biological methods are used for estimating active constituents present in the crude drugs in addition to its physical constants. Plants have been known to relieve various diseases in Ayurveda. Therefore, the researchers today are emphasizing on evaluation and characterization of various plants and plant constituents against a number of diseases based on their traditional claims of the plants given in Ayurveda. Extraction of the bioactive plant constituents has always been a challenging task for the researchers. In this present review, an attempt has been made to give an overview of certain extractants and extraction processes with their advantages and disadvantages.