Author(s): Baikuntha Adjuad, Gunjan Kalyani, Kamlesh Kumar Dadsena
As the demand and commercial value of the Herbal Medicines is increasing tremendously, there needs to be some standards for safety, quality and efficacy for medicinal plants and herbal products. In present era, there is a quick need systematic approach and well-designed methodologies for the standardization of herbal materials and formulations. Standardization methods should take into consideration. All aspects contributing to the quality of the herbal drugs should be taken in to consideration. Herbal Medicines are composed of many constituents.. Hence there needs to be reliable chromatographic fingerprinting which will represent pharmacologically active and chemically characteristic components. The information thus generated is potential for in the identification of an authentic drug, this exclused the adulterants thereby helping in the maintenenace of the quality and consistency of the drug. At present there are several analytical techniques for obtaining fingerprinting profiles of the herbal medicines. and these techniques are important tool for proving composition of herbal preparations. This helps in establishment of absolute criteria for uniformity. This paper deals with the various tools and techniques for the development of herbal medicine with advanced extraction, chromatographic techniques which further will lead to qualitative and quantitative evaluation of Herbal Medicines and formulations.. With the advancements in the analytical techniques there will develop a new era of development in the field of herbal research in order to materialize the quality standards and specifications in order to seek approval from regulatory authorities.