Author(s): Harshal Pawar, Pravin Jadhav, Surekha Jadhav, Sweta singh, Megha Salunkhe
Herbal medicines mark up a significant fundamental of the predisposition toward alternative medicine. Herbal medicine is pleasant ever more popular in today’s world as people seek out natural remedies. Herbal medicines have been used since the emergence of civilization to maintain health and to treat various diseases. To compete with the emergent pharmaceutical market, there is an importance to use and scientifically authenticate more medicinally useful herbal products. Herbal medicines are not a simple assignment since many factors impact the biological efficacy and reproducible therapeutic effect. Standardized herbal products of consistent quality and containing well-defined constituents are required for reliable clinical trials and to provide consistent beneficial therapeutic effects. Pharmacological properties of an herbal formulation depend on phytochemical constituents present therein. Development of authentic analytical methods which can reliably profile the phytochemical composition, including quantitative analyses of market/bioactive compounds and other major constituents, is a major challenge to scientists. Now a day’s various spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques are used for authentication and standardization of herbal drugs. The objective of the present study is to discuss some of the recent and advanced techniques used in the standardization of herbal drugs.