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Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited
Manufacturers of Authentic, Standardised, Safe and Efficacious Ayurvedic Health Care Formulation since 1872
An accomplished Ayurvedacharya Vaidya Krishnashatri Puranik and his illustrious son Vd. Vishnushastri Puranik formalized their Ayurvedic practice in an enterprise “Shree Dhootapapeshwar Aryoaushadhi Karkhana’’ in years prior to 1872, with the aim of manufacturing Safe, Efficacious, Standardized and Quality Ayurvedic health care formulations. This organization today represents world's oldest Ayurvedic Enterprise.
After 5 generations of Puranik family providing essential leadership, the enterprise continues on the given path of Ayurvedic excellence and is patronized by Ayurvedic fraternity and consumer as a benchmark of quality. With Ayurvedic philosophy at its core, it continues to grow at a pace outstripping market norms and dominating market segment in the classical range of Ayurvedic formulations.
Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd has always followed the best of Standards for Ayurvedic preparations from its very inception. The Ayurvedic standards evolved over the years at SDL have been the hallmark of SDL products.
However, with changing times more precise, contemporary and measurable standards that capture the ethos of Ayurvedic manufacturing were thought to be the need of the hour. As in many other cases, in standardization, too, SDL has done pioneering work wherein the Ayurvedic standards have been supplemented with relevant modern scientific standards which are in tune with Ayurvedic concepts.
Quality Control at SDL
At SDL we carry out Quality evaluation as per specifications laid down in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India and established in-house standards.
We follow Quality Norms and Protocols as per:
Indian Herbal Pharmacopoeia
ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)
WHO Medicinal Plants
United States Pharmacopoeia
AOAC (Association of Analytical Chemists)
BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards)
I. Quality evaluation of Metals & Minerals:
Assay of elements by chemical methods and by AAS (Atomic Abosorption Spectrophotometer).
The impurity profile of samples of raw material by AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy).
ii. Quality evaluation of Herbals:
a. Identification of the plant /part of the plant by Macroscopic & Microscopic examination.
b. Foreign matter
d. Water, Alcohol and Ethyl acetate soluble extractive extractive values.
e. Heavy metals
f. TLC (Thin layer Chromatography)
iii. Quality evaluation of Intermediates
It includes evaluation of Shodhita i.e purified raw materials, Kadhas i.e decoction for Bhavana (specialized process in preparation of Ayurvedic medicine). Bulk for tableting etc. as per established in-house standards.
iv. Quality evaluation of finished products
It includes evaluation of finished products like Arogyavardhani, Chandraprabha, Gold containing products etc. as per established in-house standards, which include
a. Elemental assay by AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer) and Chemical methods
b. Other common parameters like Ash, Acid insoluble Ash, Loss-on-Ignition
c. Ayurvedic parameters: (for Bhasma )
d. TLC (Thin layer Chromatography)
e. Safety evaluation of random batches of selected products by conducting acute toxicity studies.
Ayurved has defined specifications of a good product mainly on the basis of organoleptic tests. Now that the Ayurvedic manufacturing has moved from the hands of an Ayurvedic physician who used to make his own medicines to those of a large scale manufacturer, it is imperative that nothing is left to individual subjectivity and discretion.
Specific acceptance criteria therefore need to be evolved not only for the raw material selected through the well laid out meticulous selection process but also for the processes carried out at critical stages of product manufacturing and the finished product that goes to the end consumer.
There are various standards that are specifically mentioned in various Government publications. However, in today's competitive world the end consumer expects much more from a product in terms of Quality and Purity requiring thorough approach and diligent scrutiny.
Keeping this in mind, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd. has taken appropriate steps in this direction and has evolved standards based on globally acceptable parameters. All of these have been compiled as monographs which has made it possible for 'Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd'. to produce products meeting these rigid standards of Quality and Purity. Quality Standardized logo has been inscribed on the label of the product as a guarantee of this Quality to the end consumer.
We strive not just to meet International Specifications but we also try to excel in what we call 'Shree Dhootapapeshwar Benchmark'. One of our associate organization and major vendor Om Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bengaluru, became the first Ayruvedic manufacturing unit in India and in the world to be certified under the guidelines of ISO-9001.
Herbal Raw Material
Standards for about 221 herbal raw materials have been set. Photo documented thin layer chromatography profile has been updated for 94 Herbal Raw Materials. Unique Monograph Number which corresponds to the product code has been generated for all the plant materials. The standard describes Official name, Botanical name and General name of herbal raw materials, macroscopic properties, physico-chemical characteristics viz. foreign matter, Ash, Acid Insoluble Ash, Extractive values & photo documented ‘Thin layer chromatography’ profile.
Looking into the increased concern of Safety, we have included the limits of Contaminants viz. Pathogens, Heavy Metals, Pesticide Residues & Aflatoxins in the monographs of herbal raw materials which complies WHO Guidelines.
The complex composition of herbo-mineral drugs has been a major challenge for quality control. Specifications of herbal raw materials have been fixed on contents of complete part of plant and drug which includes the active marker compounds and also other inert substances. While we have considered geographical and seasonal factors such as age and origin of the herbal/mineral, time of harvest, method of drying, storage etc. which influence the proportion of various components in the herbo-mineral materials.