In-house standards are developed and implemented in
required cases. Analytical and instrumental methods
are employed for the purpose.
Ensuring good quality is an integral component of medicine
manufacture. The classical Ayurveda texts have prescribed
methods for achieving this objective. Presently, the
principles and tools of modern science are also profitably
adapted for this purpose. The medicines produced at
the two Factories of Arya Vaidya Sala go through rigorous quality
checks at the Quality Assurance Department and the Quality
Control Cell. The QA Department is a modern laboratory
where modern infrastructure and scientific skill are
available for employing scientific testing methods.
The QC Cell consists of physicians who check the classical
The QA Department is equipped to test the quality of
both raw materials and finished products. For this purpose,
the quality standard parameters and analytical procedures
prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards and the
Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of the Government of India are
accepted. The expertise available with the Centre for
Medicinal Plants Research and the Herb Garden also helps
in this activity. The raw materials, on arrival and
on approval, are received and used for medicine production.
Those items, which fail the test, are rejected.
In the case of finished products, the standard parameters
and analytical procedures prescribed in the Pharmacopoeial
Standards for Ayurvedic Formulations of the Government
of India are made use of. The quality certificate issued
from the QA Department forms a part of the Batch Manufacturing
Record of each batch of medicine. This procedure is
an inherent aspect of the Good Manufacturing Practices
(GMP) followed in the production units.
The organoleptic characteristics of the finished
products are ascertained by the expert physicians
of the QC Cell.
Thus, the quality of the medicines produced by Arya Vaidya Sala
is ensured by adopting a comprehensive approach comprising
both classical and modern practices.