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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 203-205

Ultrasonication: A unique extraction method of crude drugs

1 Associate professor, RS&BK dept., SST Ayurved College. Sangamner, dist. Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
2 Associate professor, DG dept., Pusad Ayurved College. Yavatmal dist, Maharashtra, India
3 Asso. professor, Sanskrit Samhita dept,Shree Ayurved College, Nagpur Dist, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dongre D Sushma
Associate professor, RS&BK dept., SST Ayurved College. Sangamner, dist. Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
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Most of the Ayurvedic medicines are quite costly as compare to modern medicine. This is due to scarcity of raw drugs and high processing cost, which leads to difficulty for pharmaceutical company to control the cost of finish product. Conventional decoction techniques are quite time and fuel consuming hence Ayurved pharmaceutical industries are looking for cost effective techniques that do not compromise with the quality of finish product. Hence there is need to adapt new techniques which are easy, requires less raw drugs and can give quality assurance in terms of active principles. Ultrasonic extraction technique is one of the modern technologies, which has benefits such as fast extraction of active constituents, low costly, and environment friendly and selective extraction of valuable compounds. Due to its acoustic cavitations phenomenon it saves thermo sensitive constituents of crude drugs. Its application may be beneficial for Ayurved pharmacy industries, which are struggling for cost factor of finish products.

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