|The utilization of herbal formulations has gained substantial momentum in the field of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, driven by a growing global interest in natural remedies. This comprehensive review paper critically examines extraction methods and analyzes the quality dimensions of herbal formulations. The extraction process is a pivotal step in harnessing therapeutic potential of medicinal plants, and various methodologies, including traditional techniques and advanced technologies, are explored.
The paper provides an exhaustive overview of extraction methods, highlighting their advantages, limitations, and recent advancements. Emphasis is placed on the impact of extraction techniques on the phytochemical composition, bioactivity, and overall quality of herbal formulations. Furthermore, the review delves into the regulatory landscape governing herbal products, elucidating the standards and guidelines that contribute to ensuring the safety, efficiency, and quality of these formulations.
Superiority dimensions of herbal formulations are meticulously scrutinized, encompassing aspects such as phytochemical content, stability, authenticity, and bioavailability. The role of analytical techniques, including chromatography, spectroscopy, and microscopy, in assessing these quality parameters is thoroughly examined. The review also sheds light on emerging technologies and methodologies for quality control, such as fingerprinting techniques and metabolomics, offering a glimpse into the future of herbal formulation analysis.
In conclusion, this paper synthesizes existing knowledge on extraction methods and quality dimensions of herbal formulations, providing a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and regulatory bodies. The comprehensive review not only consolidates current understanding but also identifies research gaps and proposes directions for future investigations. Ultimately, the aim is to enhance the development, standardization, and quality assurance of herbal formulations, fostering their acceptance as viable and reliable therapeutic agents in contemporary healthcare practices.