Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugs: Evaluating Natural Products and Traditional Medicine
Quality Control and Evaluation of Herbal Drugsbrings together current thinking and practice for evaluation ofnatural products and traditional medicines. The use of herbalmedicine in therapeutics is on the rise in both developed anddeveloping countries and this book facilitates the necessarydevelopment of quality standards for these medicines.This bookelucidates on various challenges and opportunities for qualityevaluation of herbal drugs with several integrated approachesincluding metabolomics, chemoprofiling, marker analysis, stabilitytesting, good practices for manufacturing, clinical aspects,Ethnopharmacology and Ethnomedicine inspired drug development.Written by Prof. Pulok K Mukherjee, a leader in this field; thebook highlights on various methods, techniques and approaches forevaluating the purity, quality, safety and efficacy of herbaldrugs. Particular attention is paid to methods that assess thesedrugs' activity, the compounds responsible and their underlyingmechanisms of action. The book describes the quality controlparameters followed in India and other countries, including Japan,China, Bangladesh, and other Asian countries, as well as theregulatory profiles of the European Union and North America. Thisbook will be useful in bio-prospecting of natural products andtraditional medicine-inspired drug discovery and development.Provides new information on the research and development ofnatural remedies - essential reading on the study and use ofnatural resources for preventative or healing purposesBrings together current thinking and practices in qualitycontrol and standardization of herbal drugs highlighting severalintegrated approaches for metabolomics, chemo-profiling and markeranalysis.Aids in developing knowledge of various techniques includingmacroscopy, microscopy, HPTLC, HPLC, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS etc. with thedevelopment of integrated methods for evaluation of botanicals usedin traditional medicine.Assessment of herbal drugs through bio-analytical techniques,bioassay guided isolation, enzyme inhibition, pharmacological,microbiological, antiviral assays and safety related qualityissues.References global organizations, such as the WHO, USFDA, CDSCO,AYUSH, TCM and others to serve as a comprehensive document forenforcement agencies, NGOs and regulatory authorities.