a tincture is an alcoholic extract or solution of a non-volatile substance.
Solutions of volatile substances were called spirits, although that name was
also given to several other materials obtained by distillation, even when
they did not include alcohol.
A tincture is
an herbal preparation made with alcohol or distilled water and dried or
Tinctures are tested against
quality control specifications in the HPUS/RS, including organoleptic and
chemical identity tests, dry residue and alcohol content determinations,
as well as positive identification by thin layer chromatography (TLC).
- Tincturing is the process of making an herbal
extract by steeping ground herb in a liquid menstruum, thereby infusing
the liquid with the active constituents of the herb. These active
consti-tuents are sometimes known as "extractives." The tincture itself is
the finished product, a relatively stable solution of extractives that is
preserved against deterioration.
pharmaceuticals prepared from botanical origin, the fresh plant is
cleaned, finely chopped and mixed with the appropriate quantity of ethyl
alcohol and water as specified in the HPUS/RS.
Market & Report
- The homeopathic
medicines manufacturing units are bracketed in the country within the over
all ambit of drug and pharmaceutical industry. No separate slot has been
given to homeopathy, biochemic, ayurvedic and unani medicines either in
the drug & pharmaceutical sector or industry wise sector.
- The Indian drug and
pharmaceutical industry is seen as a notable performer. The output of the
industry in previous years is valued at Rs. 9656 crores comprising of Rs.
2045 crores of bulk drugs and Rs. 7611 crores of formulations. The
industry's export at Rs. 2800 crores constituted 29% of total output and
at the same time certain essential life saving drugs valued at Rs. 852
crores have been imported in the country during the same period.
- Mother Tincher is
classified as a bulk drug. Its over all output for the last 5 years has
remained at Rs. l45 lakhs only out of the total requirements of around Rs.
33 crores. The over all demand growth rate for homeopathic and bio chemic
medicines has been around 16% per annum except for mother tincher for
which the demand growth rate has been around 39%.
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