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Success in homoeopathic prescribing is based upon the purity and quality of raw drugs & finished products. A sub-standard drug will not produce desired results in a sick individual. Drug standardisation encompasses a comprehensive evaluation of the homoeopathic drugs in respect of their pharmacognostical, physico-chemical and pharmacological profiles in order to study the various qualitative and quantitative characteristics of drugs. The pharmacognostical studies of raw drug plant material include study of the gross morphology of the raw drug, its macro and microscopical characteristics and after suitable processing enumeration of characteristic structures of cells, tissues and organs under the microscope and determining their essential bio statistical dimensions. The physico-chemical parameters of the raw drug and prepared mother tincture include moisture content, ash value, extractive value, presence of active constituents in raw drug and organoleptic characteristics, carrying out specific tests and TLC, UV spectrophotometry of the mother tincture. These can be used as a bench mark standard against any commercial sample to be compared with in future or as reference whenever there is a necessity. The pharmacological spectrum of a drug is ascertained through experimental trials on laboratory animals under standard laboratory conditions which include preliminary estimation of dosage, evaluation of efficacy and safety and also the mode of action of homoeopathic drugs. The council has undertaken pharmacognostical studies on 297 drugs, physico-chemical studies on 304 & pharmacological studies on 149 drugs (as in March 2016).142 drugs have been studied in all the three aspects. The standards of the drugs worked out by the Council are definite gains and are important for preparation of quality homoeopathic medicines. 

These findings have been published in research journals; monographs and books of the Council:

  • Standardisation of Homoeopathic Drugs Vol. I- IV
  • Identification of Homoeopathic Drugs of Plant Origin
  • Pharmacological action of Homoeopathic drugs and 
  • Vernacular names of plant drug in Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India: which contains data of 548 plant drugs incorporated in Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India (HPI) Volumes I-IX in various languages to identify them locally. This compilation has been made as an effort to improve the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India bringing it at par with other world class pharmacopoeias.

At present, pharmacognostical & physico-chemical studies are being undertaken at two centres of the council:

  1. Dr D. P. Rastogi Central Research Institute (H), Noida 
  2. Drug Standardisation Unit (H), Hyderabad (A.P.) 

The pharmacological studies under Drug Standardization programme have been suspended since July 1999 due to certain conditions imposed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for conducting animal experimentations.

List of Drugs Studies under Drug Standardisation : Download

Concluded Studies                                                   : Download

          Authoritative Homoeopathic Literature 

Author’s Name Books/Publications  Details
Samuel Hahnemann Hahnemann Samuel. Materia Medica Pura. Vol. I-II. 3rd  ed. London:  Hahnemann Publishing Society; 1830.  Click Here
Samuel Hahnemann Hahnemann Samuel.  The Chronic Diseases Their Peculiar nature and their homoeopathic cure. (Theory & Practice). 1st ed. New York: W Radde; 1845. Click Here
J.H Clarke. Clarke JH.  A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica. Vol. I. 1st  ed. London: The Homoeopathic Publishing Company; 1902. Click Here
J.H Clarke. Clarke JH.  A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica. Vol. II. 1st  ed. London: The Homoeopathic Publishing Company; 1902. Click Here
J.H Clarke. Clarke JH.  A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica. Vol. III. 1st  ed. London: The Homoeopathic Publishing Company; 1902. Click Here

i) Richard Hughes 

Hughes Richard.  A Manual of Pharmacodynamics. 5th ed.  London: Leath and Ross; 1886. Click Here
ii)  R. Hughes. & J.P.Dake. Hughes R, Dake JP. Cyclopaedia of Drug Pathogenesy. 1st ed.  London: Gould;  1886. Click Here
Anshutz’s EP.   Anshutz’s EP.  New, Old and Forgotten Remedies. 1st ed.  Philadelphia: Boericke & Tafel; 1900. Click Here
Boericke William, Dewey Willis A Boericke William, Dewey Willis A. The Twelve Tissue Remedies. 1st ed.  Philadelphia: Boericke & Tafel; 1888.  Click Here
Kent J. T. Lectures Kent JT. Lectures Homoeopathic Materia Medica. 1th ed. Calcutta: Roy Publishing House: 1904. Click Here

Year wise achievements

Drug Standardization 2012-13 : Click Here

Drug Standardization 2013-14 : Click Here

Drug Standardization 2014-15 : Click Here

Drug Standardization 2015-16 : Click Here

Drug Standardization 2016-17 : Click Here

Drug Standardization 2017-18 : Click Here

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