– Industrial Guide – Dhiru Parekh
Indian Herbal Industries stands on Cross Road today. The herbal industries are struggling with inadequate technology, poor data base, certification procedures, testing methods, analysis and trials. On the other hand, the side-effects of synthetic drugs and carcinogenicity are increasing due to chemical products.
The biggest problem of Indian Herbal Industries is investment potential. Because viewpoint is an investment of different sectors. Herbal products are used in sectors such as drugs, cosmetics and fighting pest attacks. These industries are suffering due to multiple investments in it. India has tremendous knowledge about herbal products. But according to scientific bases, excessive knowledge has not been used yet.
Certification: Today, the application potential for herbal products, food, pharma and cosmetic sectors is a sigh of relief. Because this is a human health factor. That is why trials related to standardization, certification and human life are very necessary. The Indian Scientific and Technological Establishment must be capable. So that the Global Establishment can be acceptable, or the accompaniment of global collaboration on a large scale becomes necessary.
No-Exclusive Knowledge: The impression for India is that the Indian country has exclusive knowledge of herbal and herbal base products. That is not true. Every country in the Word has a long history that can talk about herbs. And so are traditional societies. Which can take pride for herbal. In which China, Japanese and African countries can claim expertise in the traditional field. Today there is only competition. So between herbal products and synthetic drugs chemicals.
Engineering Practice: Abundant Modern Technology Practice, Development of Specific Equipment Design, Quality Analysis Procedure etc. are the mainstays for efficient herbal extract technology.
Introduction Modern engineering practice such as super critical extraction is very necessary. So that quality and descent remain view points. But it needs to be economically viable. As well as in the small and medium sector – there needs to be opportunity development.
It has been five decades since the country became independent. Until then, India had purchased technology from outside developed countries. But today India is giving consultancy to countries outside. India has achieved a lot in the last ten years.
Need for Database: The market for herbal products is a very responsible job. And this may require a globally involving trading house. Strong-update database covering demand, supply trend, technology practice, commercial factor will be needed soon.
Challenge Opportunities: One thing to note for the Indian Herbal Scenario. When Herbalfield was fully open, the Indian government entered Herbal Industries and took over everything with huge investments, including equipment for R&D infrastructure, CSI laboratories and other infrastructure, but no mistake made the project viable. The Indian Government and the State Government carefully planned and involved the private sector in a big way, advancing the Indian Herbal Industries.
License: The License Under the Industries Act and Clearance Chromfood and Drug Authorities become required.
Note: The formula can be made only as per the norms prescribed by the Indian National Food and Drug Organization.