Project report for Ayurvedic Medicines
Project report for Ayurvedic Medicines manufacturing is as follows :
Ayurvedic medicines are being popular day by day because these medicines used in the treatment of all kind of diseases. Ayurvedic system of medicine is as old as the vedic age. Now-a-days people give preference to the Ayurvedic medicines as the Allopathic medicines are costlier and have side effects. Ayurvedic medicines are based on plants, animals extracts and minerals both in single ingredient drugs and compound formulations. Basic raw materials used in the formulation of ayurvedic machines are mainly plant origin hence consumption of ayurvedic medicine does not produce any major adverse effect on body beside the use of allopathic medicines may cause harmful effect on kidney, liver, intestines, alongwith some allergic effect to skin. Products Aristha, Awleha, Churna, chyanpras, and taila are the common drugs of present era & these medicines may be used without doctors prescription. The Ayurvedic drugs are derived from vegetable sources from the various parts of the plant like root, steam. leaf, flower, fruit extract or plant as a whole. There are about 21 varieties of compound formulations in which some of the single drugs of animal origin ( 52 nos.), Mineral origin (55 Nos.) and plant origin (351 Nos.) are used. The details of the single drugs and other particulars can be had from the Ayurvedic Formulary of India, published by Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Product / Services & process
Ashokarishta ,Lakhibilas,Lavan Bhaskar,Chyavan Prash ,Gandhakadi Malham
1. Arishta & Asava : Asavas and Arishtas are made by soaking the herb either in powder form or in the form of decoction (Kasaya) in a solution of sugar or jaggery, as the case may be, for a specific period of time, during which it undergoes a process of fermentation generating alcohol and facilitate the extraction of the active ingredients contained in the drugs. The alcohol so generated, also act as a preservative.
a) Aristha : The drugs in the text are coarsely powdered and kasaya is prepared. The kasaya is strained and kept in a fermentation pot, sugar of honey according to the formula is dissolved, boiled and added. Drugs mentioned as praksepa dravyas are finely powdered and added. At the end, dhataki puspa, if included in the formula, should properly cleaned and added. The mouth of the pot, vessel or barrel is covered with an earthen lid and the edges sealed with clay smeared cloth in seven consecutive layers. The container is kept either in special room, in an underground cellar or in a heap of paddy, so as to ensure that for duration of fermentation, as far as possible, a constant temperature is maintained, since varying temperature may impede or accelerate the fermentation. After the specified period, the lid is removed and the contents examined to ascertain whether the process of fermentation (sandhana) has been completed. The fluid is first decanted and then strained after two or three days. When the fine particles settle down, it is a strained and bottled.
b) Asava : The required quantity of water, to which jaggery or sugar as prescribed in the formula is added, is boiled and cooled. This is poured into the fermentation pot, vessel or barrel. Fine powder of the drugs mentioned in the formula are added. The container is covered with a lid and the edges are sealed with clay smeared cloth wound in seven consecutive layers. The rest of the process is as in the case of Arista.
2. Rasayan Rasa or Rasa Yoga : Ayurvedic medicine containing mineral drugs as main ingredients are called Rasa Rasayan or Rasa-Yoga. They are in pill form or in powder form. First minerals such as Abhraka. Drugs such as abhraka maksika, svarna, rajata, tamra, karmsya etc. are used only in bhasma form in these preparations. Drugs such as gandhaka, manahisila etc. are used in purified from. Where rasa and gandhaka are drugs, kajjali (Mixture of equal amount of sulphar & mercury) is prepared first with these tow and then only other drugs are added in small quantities and ground in the khalva itself and mixed well.
3. Goggula: Ayurvedic medicines prepared from and exudate (Niryasa) obtained from the plant commiphara mukul, are known as Goggula. There are five different varieties of goggula in Ayurvedic shastra. But usually two varieties, mahisakasa and kanaka are preferred for medical preparation. Exudate in small pieces are taken in a piece of cloth and boiled in gomutra or Dugdha or Triphala kasaya until the exudate passes into the fluid through the cloth to the maximum. The fluid after filtering is boiled till it forms a mass. After drying the mass is formed into a paste by adding ghee till it becomes waxy
4. Taila : Taila are prepared by boiling prescribed kasayas (decoction) and kalkas of drugs in oils according to the formula prescribed in Ayurvedic formulary. In normal practice taila oil is used as basic oil for preparation of such Ayurvedic oils. There are generally three essential components for the preparation of sneha (ghrta or taila) viz :
i) drava ( a liquid which may be one or more as kasava, svarasa, dugdha, mastu, etc.); ii) kaka ( a fine paste of the drugs(s); iii) sneha dravya (ghrta, taila, etc.).
5. Parpati : First kajjali is prepared with purified Mercury and Sulphur. Other drugs mentioned in the formula are added one by one and filtered by trituration in a khslbs. The powder put in iron vessel and kept over fire in he sikatayantra. A shallow pit in fresh cow dung is made and a kadali leaf or an eranda leaf is spread over the pit. When the medicine melts and becomes liquid it is poured on the lead carefully. Another leaf is covered over it and fresh cow dung is spread and gently pressed. After it is allowed to cool the flakes of the medicine are removed and powdered. The other drugs as per Ayurvedic formulary are added and mixed well in grinder.
6. Lauha : Lauha kapas are preparations of Loha Bhasma as main ingredient with other drugs. The other active ingredients are made to fine powder and mixed with Loha Bhasma. The drugs are reduced to fine powder and mixed with loha bhasma. Bhavana is given with prescribed liquids, if mentioned.
7. Vati or Gutika : Ghrita are preparations in which ghee is boiled with prescribed kasayas (Decoction) and kalkas of drugs according to formulation as per Ayurvedic formulary.
8. Avaleha Modak Paak :- Avaleha or Lehya is a semi solid preparation of drugs. These are prepared by the addition of jaggery sugar or sugar candy and boiled with prescribed drug juices decoction. Honey, if required, is added when the preparation is cold kand mixed well. These preparations generally have (1) kasaya or other liquids, (2) jaggery, sugar or sugar candy, (3) powders or pulps of certains drugs; and (4) ghee, of oil and honey, Jaggery, sugar or sugar candy is dissolved in the liquid and strained to remove the foreign particles. This solution is boiled over a moderate fire. When the paka (Phanita) is thready (tantumat) when pressed between two fingers of when if sinks in water without getting easily dissolved, it should be removed from the fire. Fine powders of drugs are then added in small quantities and stirred continuously and vigorously to form a homogenous mixture well. Honey, if mentioned is added when the preparation is cool and mixed well.
9. Churna : Churna is a fine powder from of drugs. All the herbs and other active ingredients are cleaned, dried and powdered together by mechanical means, to the fineness of at least 80 mech. Drugs mentioned in the Yoga are cleaned and dried properly. They are finely powdered and sieved. Where there are a number of drugs in a yoga, the drugs are separately powdered and sieved. Each one of them (powder) is wieghed separately, and well mixed together. As some of the drugs contain more fibrous matter then others, this method of powdering and weighing them separately, according to the yoga and then mixing them together, is preferred separately, according to the yoga and then mixing them together, is preferred.
Raw materials / Consumables
All the raw materials such as herbs, minerals etc. for preparation of Ayurvedic medicines are available in India abundantly, particularly in N.E. Region and Himalayan Range as a whole.
Market potential & Strategy
There are more than 500 Pharmaceuticals Industries are working in the state of Haryana. Approximately 200 out of 500 units are engaged in manufacturing Ayurvedic medicine. Since ancient times India is a preacher for Ayurvedic medicines and its use for mankind. Earlier their use was only confined to the rural area, but due to increasing side effects of allopathic medicines use of such type medicines increasing both in rural and urban areas and demand for Ayurvedic medicines is increasing till date. The rural areas are still using Ayurvedic medicines for the treatment of their sickness and only in chronic disease cases use to take allopathic medicines. These are some Ayurvedic units known by this office & are engaged in manufacturing various type ayurvedic drugs These units are selling their products in the adjoining states. The states like Himacal Pradesh, Western U.P. hills, Jammu & Kashmir , Jharkand, Western ghats etc which have abundant raw material used in the manufacturing of Ayurvedic medicines. Hence, by seeking the demand of Ayurvedic medicines and in the overseas market, installing of Ayurvedic medicines manufacturing units is the demand of hour.