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Commerce in Crude Drugs

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...
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...
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...
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...
Natural crude drugs constitute good items of commercial commodities. They are traded in the market like any other essential commodities throughout the world. In addition to numerous local markets, there are many international markets in various parts of the...
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