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first edition of Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI),
Part I was published in the year 1978. This was
a unique attempt of its nature wherein the scattered
information on various formulations in classical Ayurvedic
books was compiled in such a way to make it suitable
to develop pharmacopoeial standards and also to meet
the requirements of Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
During these 24 years, there has been significant increase
in the information on Ayurvedic drugs, identification
of constituents of the drugs, parts used, method of
preparation and standardization of the products. At
the same lime new problems have also emerged in this
sector. For example, the non-availability of some of
the constituent drugs especially the roots and barks
of various plants/trees; increase in the demand of Ayurvedic
drugs leading lo substitution/adulteration, imposition
of new laws to protect environment as well as various
plant species and the problems experienced by the pharmaceutical
industry to prepare these formulations according to
the classical descriptions mentioned in the first edition.
The second edition of AFI has the following specific
(i) List of single drugs of animal, mineral and plant
origin has been prepared on the basis of the names appeared
in the formulations. Their official names and English
equivalents are given for easy Identification.
(ii) List of plant drugs has been edited as per botanical
names of the plants appearing in the formulations for
the convenience of the users, pharmacy experts and for
the people who are not very much familiar with Ayurvedic
(iii) List of Ayurvedic terms of therapeutic indications
and their appropriate English equivalents has also been
Included in this edition.
(iv) The therapeutic indications for the various formulations
have also been indicated as mentioned in the original
book of reference.
(v) The original Shiokas of reference from where the
formulation has been derived have also been Included
with the formulations for ready reference.
(vi) Keeping in mind the non-availability of roots and
barks and regulating laws of the country, alternative
parts of the plants have been indicated far tie various
(vii) The abovesaid additions, the second revised edition
of this book has become more informative, user-friendly
and of international standard for the global experts
and other scientists.