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Commerce in Crude Drugs

Adulteration is an illegal act of debasing or altering the original quality and properties of an article in order to cheat or defraud others. In a broad sense, any change in an article that lowers its standard, quality or...
Freshly collected plant drugs contain as much as 55 to 82 percent of water. Since the drugs are not used immediately after collection, this high percentage of water encourages enzymatic and other chemical reactions and growth of moulds and...
Before sending a crude drug for sale to the local or international market it should be properly prepared so that the active constituents and the appearance of the drug do not deteriorate before being used. The preparation of a...
Crude plant drugs are obtained from the various organs of both wild and cultivated plants. The quality and quantity of the active constituents of these plants vary greatly with the time of the year, the active constituents of these...
It is the most serious illegal act of adulteration and may be called the true type of adulteration. This type of adulteration is done intentionally to defraud and involves conditions like admixture, deterioration, sophistication and substitution. The admixture type of...
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