Lab tests are one way to scientifically validate that herbal raw materials contain active principals, and the drugs, which are produced using these raw materials, have necessary medicinal properties.
At Aravindh, we use hundreds of proprietary formulations and the standard/generic/classical formulations in Siddha, Ayurveda, and Homeopathy. Drugs like Vitto Herb capsules, Hybiscus Herbal Hair Tonic, and Rheumatigo Oil, besides all capsules and syrups, are prepared using proprietary formulations. We also use hundreds of standard, classic, and generic formulations as prescribed in our scriptures.
The testing of proprietary and generic formulations are done going by methods prescribed in Good Manufacturing Practices and pharmacopeia in labs using modern equipment. To comply with mandatory/statutory requirements, we have setup the following labs in-house, fully equipped with all necessary instruments:
Analytical Laboratory (Chemistry Section)
We determine the solubility of medicine in various media including oil and water, and the fragility of raw materials and drugs, among others.
Tests are conducted to identify the presence of active principals, and key ingredients in the raw materials and final drug/food products. The important instruments used in this Lab include HPLC and gas chromatography (GC).
Tests are done to detect the fungal and bacterial growth in raw materials and finished drug products.
This lab is equipped with binocular microscopes, and microtones, and thin layer chromatography (TLC) apparatus to identify raw herbs, and test their quality.
Standard Sample Room
We have a dedicated Standards Room to keep the samples of drugs that conform to all standards. Drugs of each batch are tested against the standard samples for raw material quality and their right combinations, presence of active principals to make sure that they produce desired health effects.