A conceptual review of granulation technology in Ayurvedic pharmaceutics
In today’s era of globalisation and large scale production of Ayurvedic formulations, there is an increasing need to enhance the shelf life of certain dosage forms. Shelf life can be enhanced by modifying the dosage forms by adopting modern technologies. Granulation is one such modern technology through which many dosage forms like swarasa, kwatha, churna, avaleha etc can be modified. Apart from increasing the shelf life, granule form of the medicament is having added benefits like rendering palatability to the drug, improving product appearance, convenience in handling, dispensing, and storage. It even improves dissolution of the drug, thus assuring maximum absorption and bio-availability. But while adopting these modern technologies utmost concern should be taken so that desired therapeutic efficacy of the drug is not compromised. This paper will shed light upon the details of various granulation techniques, their merits and de-merits when adopted to Ayurvedic formulations.
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