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DRUG STANDARDISATION

Success in homoeopathic prescribing is based upon the purity and quality of raw drugs & finished products. A sub-standard drug will not produce desired results in a sick individual. The drug standardisation encompasses a comprehensive evaluation of the homoeopathic drugs in respect of their pharmacognostical, physico-chemical and pharmacological profiles in order to study the various qualitative and quantitative characteristics of drugs.
The pharmacognostical studies of raw drug plant material include study of the gross morphology of the raw drug, its macro and microscopical characteristics and after suitable processing enumeration of characteristic structures of cells, tissues and organs under the microscope and determining their essential biostatistical dimensions. The physico-chemical parameters of the raw drug and prepared mother tincture include moisture content, ash value, extractive value, presence of active constituents in raw drug and organo-leptic characteristics, carrying out specific tests and TLC, UV spectrophotometry of the mother tincture. These can be used as a bench mark standard against any commercial sample to be compared with in future or as reference whenever there is a necessity. The pharmacological spectrum of a drug is ascertained through experimental trials on laboratory animals under standard laboratory conditions which include preliminary estimation of dosage, evaluation of efficacy and safety and also the mode of action of homoeopathic drugs.
The council has undertaken pharmacognostical studies on 272 drugs, physico-chemical on 265 & pharmacological on 125 drugs and 117 drugs have been studied from all the three aspects. The standards of the drugs worked out by the Council are definite gains and are important for preparation of quality homoeopathic medicines.
A center undertaking Drug Standardisation studies
At present, pharmacognostical & physico-chemical studies are being undertaken at two centres viz.
(i) Central Research Institute (H), A-1/1, Sector-24, NOIDA – 201301. Ph. No. 0120-2411324, 2411323.
(ii) Drug Standardisation Unit (H), O.U.B. 32, Room No.4, Vikram Puri, Habsiguda, Hyderabad (A.P.) - 500 007
Ph. No. 040-27178188.
The pharmacological studies under Drug Standardization programme have been suspended since July 1999 due to certain conditions imposed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for conducting animal experimentations.
Publications
Monographs:
  1. Abroma augusta
  2. Acalypha indica
  3. Aegle folia
  4. Aegle marmelos
  5. Atista indica
  6. Baryta iodatum
  7. Boerhaavia diffusa
  8. Carica papaya
  9. Cassia sophera
  10. Cynodon dactylon
  11. Holarrhena antidysenterica
  12. Hydrocotyle asiatica
  13. Kali muriaticum
  14. Ocimum canum
  15. Terminalia chebula
  16. Tylophora indica  
  17. Cassia fistula

  18. Thea chinensis

  19. Alfalfa

Books:
  Standardisation of Homoeopathic Drugs Vol. I:
contains pharmacognostical, physico-chemical and pharmacological profiles of 11 drugs, viz. Acorus calamus, Alfalfa, Capsicum annum, Cassia fistula, Ficus religiosa,Iberis amara,Juncus effusus,Mimosa pudica, Psoralea corylifolia, Thea sinensis, and Withania somnifera.
  Standardisation of Homoeopathic Drugs Vol. II:
contains pharmacognostical, physico-chemical and pharmacological profiles of 12 drugs, viz. Bixa orellana, Cissampelos pareira, Citrus decumana, Coffea arabica, Foeniculum vulgare,Lawsonia inermis, Magnolia grandiflora,Ocimum canum, Persia americana, Siegesbeckia orientalis, Tamarindus indica, and Theobroma cacao.
  Standardisation of Homoeopathic Drugs Vol. III:
contains pharmacognostical, physico-chemical and pharmacological profiles of 11 drugs, viz. Allium cepa, Anacardium orientale, Cocculus indicus, Cochlearia armoracia, Fagopyrum esculentum, Gymnema sylvestre, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Hypericum perforatum, Origanum majorana, Robinia pseudoacacia, and Tylophora indica.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Identification of Homoeopathic Drugs of Plant Origin:
contains Aegle folia, Anacardium orientale, Andrographis paniculata,Calendula officinalis, Cassia sophera, Cinchona officinalis, Cocculus indicus, Coffea cruda, Colocynthis, Crocus sativus, Croton tiglium, Cynodon dactylon, Datura metel, Ficus religiosa, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Hydrocotyle asiatica, Justicia adhatoda, Lobelia inflate, Nux vomica, Ocimum canum, Ocimum sanctum, Opium, Rauwolfia serpentine, Rheum officinalis, Saraca indica, Senna, Stramonium and Vinca minor.
   Drug Standardisation of Homoeopathic Drugs Vol. IV

Contains pharmacognostical, physico-chemical and pharmacological profiles of 12 drugs, viz. Acalypha indica, Apium graveolens, Avena sativa, Cardiospermum halicacabum, Cephalandra indica, Desmodium gangeticum, Euphorbia hypericifolia, Hygrophila spinosa, Momordica charantia, Juglans regia, Oenothera biennis and Vanilla planifolia

  Pharmacological action of Homoeopathic drugs:

The book describes the pharmacological actions of 30 homoeopathic drugs.

 

 

Vernacular names of plant drug in Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India :

This book contains data of 548 plant drugs incorporated in Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India (HPI) Volumes I-IX, is an effort to introduce all plant drugs incorporated in HPI in various languages to identify them locally.  This compilation has been made as part of the efforts of improving the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India bringing it at par with other world class pharmacopoeias

 

 
CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN HOMOEOPATHY
DRUG STANDARDIZATION PROGRAMME
DRUGS STUDIED UPTO MARCH 2014
 

 

       

                                                                                     

CENTRAL COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN HOMOEOPATHY

DRUG STANDARDIZATION PROGRAMME

 

DRUGS STUDIED UPTO MARCH, 2014

 

 

S.No.

Name of Drug

Pharmaco

gnostic

Physico-chemical

Pharmaco

logical

 

  1.  

Abroma augusta

  1.  

Abrus precatorius

 

 

  1.  

Acalypha indica

  1.  

Acer negundo

 

  1.  

Achillea millefolium

 

  1.  

Achyranthes aspera

 

 

  1.  

Acidum formica*

-

  1.  

Acorus calamus

  1.  

Aegle folia

  1.  

Aegle marmelos

  1.  

Agave americana

 

  1.  

Agropyron repens

 

  1.  

Allium cepa

  1.  

Allium porrum

  1.  

Allium sativum

  1.  

Alpinia galanga

 

  1.  

Alstonia constricta

 

 

  1.  

Alternanthera pungens

 

  1.  

Alternanthera sessilis

 

 

  1.  

Ammi majus

  1.  

Ammi visnaga

 

  1.  

Amoora rohituka

  1.  

Amygdalus persica

 

  1.  

Anacardium occidentale

  1.  

Anagalis arvensis

 

 

  1.  

Anamirta cocculus

  1.  

Andrographis paniculata

 

 

  1.  

Anethum graveolens

 

  1.  

Anthoxanthum odoratum

 

  1.  

Anthrakokali*

 

  1.  

Apium graveolens

  1.  

Aquilegia vulgaris     

 

  1.  

Argemone mexicana

  1.  

Arundo donax

 

  1.  

Artemisia annua

 

  1.  

Asclepias curassavica

  1.  

Atista indica (Glycosmis pentaphylla)

  1.  

Atista (Glycosmis pentaphylla)radix

 

  1.  

Avena sativa

  1.  

Averrhoa carambola

 

  1.  

Azadirachta indica

42

Bacopa monieri

  1.  

Baryta iodata*

-

  1.  

Bellis perennis

 

  1.  

Berberis vulgaris

 

  1.  

Beta vulgaris

 

 

  1.  

Bixa orellana

  1.  

Blumea lacera

 

  1.  

Boerhaavia diffusa

  1.  

Borago officinalis

 

  1.  

Brassica nigra

 

 

  1.  

Brassica oleracea var. capitata

 

  1.  

Brugmansia suaveolens

 

 

  1.  

Bryophyllum calycinum

 

  1.  

Butyricum acidum*

 

 

  1.  

Buxus papillosa

  1.  

Buxus sempervirens

 

  1.  

Caesalpinia bonducella

  1.  

Calotropis gigantea

  1.  

Camellia sinensis

  1.  

Cannabis indica

  1.  

Capsicum annuum

  1.  

Cardiospermum halicacabum

  1.  

Carica papaya

  1.  

Cascabela thevetia

 

 

  1.  

Cassada (Manihot esculenta)

 

  1.  

Cassia fistula

  1.  

Cassia obovata

 

  1.  

Cassia sophera

  1.  

Castanea sativa

 

  1.  

Catharanthus roseus

  1.  

Cephalandra indica

  1.  

Cerasus laurocerasus

 

  1.  

Cheiranthes cheiri

  1.  

Chelone glabra

  1.  

Chenopodium ambrosioides

 

  1.  

Chrome kali sulph. *

-

 

  1.  

Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium

 

  1.  

Chrysanthemum parthenium

         

 

  1.  

Cicer arietinum

 

  1.  

Cichorium intybus

 

  1.  

Cinchona officinalis

  1.  

Cineraria maritima

 

  1.  

Cinnamomum camphora

 

  1.  

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

 

 

  1.  

Cissampelos pareira

  1.  

Cissus quadrangularis

 

  1.  

Citrullus colocynthis

 

  1.  

Citrullus lanatus

  1.  

Citrus aurantium

 

  1.  

Citrus decumana

  1.  

Citrus limonum

 

  1.  

Citrus medica

 

  1.  

Clerodendrum infortunatum

 

 

  1.  

Cochlearia armoracia

  1.  

Coffea arabica/cruda

  1.  

Coffea arabica/tosta

 

  1.  

Coleus aromaticus

 

  1.  

Coleus forskohlii

 

  1.  

Commiphora wightii 

 

  1.  

Corchorus capsularis

 

  1.  

Cucurbita pepo

  1.  

Cuminum cyminum

  1.  

Cupressus lawsonia

 

  1.  

Cuprum oxydatum nigrum*

-

  1.  

Curcuma longa

 

  1.  

Cuscuta reflexa

 

  1.  

Cyclea peltata

 

  1.  

Cynara scolymus

  1.  

Cynodon dactylon

  1.  

Cystisus scoparium

 

 

  1.  

Damiana (Turnera aphro-disiaca)

  1.  

Datura arborea

  1.  

Datura ferox

 

  1.  

Datura metel

  1.  

Desmodium gangeticum

  1.  

Digitalis purpurea

  1.  

Echinacea purpurea

 

  1.  

Eclipta alba

 

  1.  

Eichhornia crassipes

 

  1.  

Elaeis guineensis

 

  1.  

Embelia ribes

 

  1.  

Ephedra vulgaris

 

 

  1.  

Erigeron canadensis  

 

  1.  

Eschscholtzia californica

  1.  

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

 

  1.  

Eucalyptus globulus

 

  1.  

Eucalyptus tereticornis

 

  1.  

Euphorbia hypericifolia

  1.  

Fagopyrum esculentum

  1.  

Ferrum picricum*

-

 

  1.  

Ficus benghalensis

  1.  

Ficus carica

 

  1.  

Ficus religiosa

  1.  

Foeniculum vulgaris

  1.  

Fragaria vesca

 

  1.  

Galinsoga parviflora

 

  1.  

Gossypium herbaceum

  1.  

Guaiacum officinale

 

  1.  

Gymnema sylvestre

  1.  

Hedera helix

 

 

  1.  

Helianthus annuus

 

  1.  

Heliotropium peruvianum

 

  1.  

Hemidesmus indicus

 

  1.  

Holarrhena antidysenterica

  1.  

Hydrocotyle asiatica

  1.  

Hygrophila spinosa

  1.  

Hypericum perforatum

  1.  

Iberis amara

  1.  

Indigofera tinctoria

 

  1.  

Ipecacuanha (Cephaelis ipecacuanha)

 

  1.  

Iris florentina

 

 

  1.  

Iris germanica

 

  1.  

Ixora coccinea

  1.  

Jaborandi (Pilocarpus jaborandi)

  1.  

Juglans regia

  1.  

Juncus effusus

  1.  

Juniperus virginiana

 

  1.  

Justicia adhatoda

 

 

  1.  

Kali muriaticum

-

 

  1.  

Kamala (Mallotus  philippensis)

 

  1.  

Lachnanthes tinctoria

-

  1.  

Lactuca sativa

 

  1.  

Lantana camara

 

  1.  

Lathyrus sativus

 

  1.  

Lawsonia inermis

  1.  

Lactuca virosa

 

 

  1.  

Leonurus cardiaca

 

 

  1.  

Leucas aspera

 

  1.  

Linum usitatissimum

 

  1.  

Lobelia erinus

 

  1.  

Luffa acutangula var.amara

 

  1.  

Lycopersicum esculentum

 

  1.  

Lycopodium clavatum

 

  1.  

Lycopus virginicus

 

 

  1.  

Magnolia grandiflora

  1.  

Magnesium fluoratum*  

-

 

  1.  

Magnesia sulphurica*

-

 

  1.  

Mangifera indica

  1.  

Matricaria chamomilla

 

  1.  

Medicago sativa

  1.  

Melaleuca leucadendron

 

  1.  

Melissa officinalis

 

 

  1.  

Mentha piperita

 

 

  1.  

Mentha spicata

 

  1.  

Mentholum*

-

 

  1.  

Mercurius sulphuricus*

-

 

  1.  

Merremia turpethum (=Operculina turpethum)

 

  1.  

Methylene blue*

 

 

  1.  

Michelia champaca

 

  1.  

Mimosa pudica

  1.  

Mirabilis jalapa

  1.  

Momordica charantia

  1.  

Moringa oleifera

  1.  

Mucuna pruriens

 

  1.  

Murraya koenigii

  1.  

Musa sapientum

 

  1.  

Myristica fragrans (Nux moschata)

 

  1.  

Nasturtium officinale

 

  1.  

Nerium odoratum

 

 

  1.  

Nicotiana tabacum

 

 

  1.  

Nyctanthes arbor–tristis

 

  1.  

Ocimum basilicum

  1.  

Ocimum canum

  1.  

Ocimum gratissimum

 

  1.  

Ocimum sanctum

 

  1.  

Oenothera biennis

  1.  

Olea  europaea

 

  1.  

Opuntia vulgaris

 

  1.  

Origanum majorana

  1.  

Oryza sativa

 

  1.  

Parthenium hysterophorus

 

  1.  

Paraffinum*

 

 

  1.  

Pastinaca sativa

  1.  

Persea americana

  1.  

Phaseolus vulgaris

  1.  

Phyllanthus  sp.

  1.  

Pimenta officinale

  1.  

Pinus wallichiana

 

  1.  

Piper nigrum

  1.  

Pisum sativum

 

  1.  

Plantago major

 

  1.  

Plectranthus fruticosus

 

  1.  

Plumbago zeylanica

 

  1.  

Plumbum iodatum*

-

 

  1.  

Plumeria rubra

 

  1.  

Polygonum punctatum

 

  1.  

Primula obconica

 

  1.  

Prunus domestica

 

  1.  

Psidium guajava

 

  1.  

Psoralea corylifolia

  1.  

Pterocarpus marsupium

 

  1.  

Punica granatum

  1.  

Pyrus communis

 

  1.  

Pyrus malus

 

  1.  

Quassia amara

-

  1.  

Quillaja saponaria

  1.  

Raphanus sativus

  1.  

Rauwolfia serpentina

 

  1.  

Ricinus communis

 

  1.  

Robinia pseudoacacia

  1.  

Rosmarinus officinalis

 

  1.  

Rumex acetosella

 

  1.  

Rumex crispus

 

  1.  

Ruta graveolens var. angustifolia

  1.  

Salvia officinalis

 

  1.  

Salvia  sclarea

 

 

  1.  

Sambucus nigra

 

  1.  

Santalum album

 

  1.  

Santolina chamaecyparissus

  1.  

Saraca asoca

  1.  

Sarsaparilla

 

 

  1.  

Schinus molle

 

 

  1.  

Siegesbeckia orientalis

  1.  

Silybum marianum

 

 

  1.  

Solanum melongena

  1.  

Solanum nigrum