DOI link for Ayurveda
The Ayurvedic system adopts a holistic approach towards healthcare by balancing the physical, mental and spiritual functions of the human body. The science of Ayurveda is unique, as it provides opportunity to provide a healthy, harmonious and long life. Ayurveda is quite popular among people due to their practical benefits, traditional beliefs, economical advantage and easy access and other reasons, which have a regional, religious and social basis. The accurate identification and authentication of Ayurvedic herbs is the first crucial step to avoid confusion, admixtures or adulterations in the botanicals. Analytical specification and pharmacopoeial standard of Ayurvedic formulation should be evaluated based on the pharmacopoeial parameters as mentioned in the standard Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia. Ayurvedic medicine has been well explored for its diverse therapeutic potential, although lacks a complete study of its constituents, due to its complex nature. The therapeutic efficacy of any Ayurvedic medication is dependent on delivery of an effective level of the bioactive constituents.