These formulations are adapted from several classical
text books. Their manufacture and marketing are
licensed by the Drug Controlling Authority of the
State Government. The manufacturing activity is
also granted GMP certification by the Government.
The principles and methodology of medicine preparation
are based on classical tenets. However modern technological
and industrial methods are adapted to possible extent.
For example, basic cooking is now done in pharmaceutical
grade stainless steel vessels by using steam as
the source of heat. Vacuum evaporation is employed
for concentration step. Several electro-mechanical
equipments are used for size reduction of herbs,
pulverisation, sifting, grinding, filling and packing,
Similarly, Quality assurance procedures have also been adapted considerably from the methods of modern
chemistry and physics.
On an average, 20-30 herbs are used in the preparation
of a medicine. There are rare instances when more
than a hundred herbs go into the making of a medicine.
There are others which take months to get prepared
as a lot. Ayurvedic medicine manufacture is material-intensive,
time-intensive, labour-intensive and also water-intensive.
They form the main cost contributory factors.
Arya Vaidya Sala uses more than 4000 tons of raw material (about
600 items) in a year to produce 530 formulations
for the market. A rough estimate of annual consumption by Arya Vaidya Sala:
||- 13 lakh litre
||- 5 lakh litre
||- 180 ton
||- 290 ton
||- 750 ton
||- 856 kg
||- 14 ton
||- 30 ton
||- 12 ton
||- 480 ton
|Quantum of total production
||- 700 ton
||- 31 lakh litre
||- 530 items
These formulations are made available to patients and doctors through a network of 22 branches and more than 1200 authorised dealerships spread all over the country.
Recently, Arya Vaidya Sala has embarked on a venture of modernising
some of the conventional dosage forms by converting
them into more user compliant forms.
a) Bitter tasting liquid kashayam into
the more convenient form of tablet.
b) Incinerated Bhasmam into more reliable
and accurate dosage form of capsule.
c) Messy and greasy tailam into more
convenient and less greasy form of gel.
All these modifications are attempted only after
confirming about retaining the original quality
of the traditional medicines by conducting a series
of formulation and clinical studies.
Vaidyaratnam P. S. Varier's
Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal,
Kerala, India - 676 503,
Telephone: 91 - 483 -
2742216, 17, 18, 19
Fax : 91 - 483 - 2742210 / 2742572
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org