AYURVEDIC NATURAL EXCIPIENTS: AN ADVANCE OPTION FOR MODERN MEDICAMENTSAbstract
Excipients are important partner in formulation that decide dosage form as well as Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medicament. In contemporary era, excipients are used from synthetic resources, causes unwanted effect in pharmaceutics and therapeutics. So industries are looking towards natural resources as it delivers safe, biodegradable, cost effective, biocompatible and inert excipient to pharmaceutical industries. Leading organizations like WHO (World Health Organization), ICH (International conference on harmonization), IPEC (International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council) are working together to sort out the complication arises due to synthetic excipient and thus they are showing their faith inside traditional wisdom. In Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda is known medical sciences since 1000 BC and its existence till 21st century create a charm in contemporary scholar with a hope-light that Ayurvedic pharmaceutical wisdom shows a path for unique management of natural excipients. Interestingly, excipients in Ayurveda not only as inert supplements but also take part in pharmacological action. Here author investigated the concept of use, related pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of natural nurture in Ayurvedic dosage form and their future prospect to assimilate Ayurvedic wisdom of natural excipients to contemporary dosage form to serve humanity by safe, efficacious, quality as well as cost effective medical supremacy on globe.
V. K. Singh and A. K. Chaudhary *
Department of Rasa Shastra, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh India
09 July, 2016
17 September, 2016
19 October, 2016
01 December, 2016