Deliberate adulteration

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...

Adulteration of 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...

Forms of Occurrence of Crude Plant Drugs

Since crude drugs consist of various plant and animal parts and their products, they occur in a variety of morphological forms depending on the nature of their sources. These...

Drying of Crude Plant drugs

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...

Collection of Crude Plant 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...

Preparation of Crude Drugs for Commercial Market

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...