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Ayurvedic Formulary of India

The 1st edition of AFI was published in the year 1978. Earlier there was no standardisation work done in the field of Ayurveda formulation, drug manufacturing and pharmacopoeia. This was a unique attempt by Government of India to compile the scattered information on various formulations in classical Ayurvedic books. It is compiled in such a way to make it suitable to develop Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia standards and also to meet the requirements of Drugs and Cosmetics Act. AFI contains information on Ayurvedic drugs, identification of constituents of the drugs, parts used, and method of preparation and standardisation of the products.

Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI) is compiled in 2 volumes. There are several parts of AFI including appendices.

Contents of Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI) Volume- 1 are as follows –

  1. Foreword
  2. Legal notice
  3. General notices
  4. Transliteration symbols
  5. Abbreviations for parts of plants
  6. Preface
  7. Introduction
  8. Formulary- compound formulations:
    1. Asava and Arista
    2. Arka
    3. Avaleha and Paka
    4. Kwatha Churna
    5. Guggulu
    6. Ghrita
    7. Churna
    8. Taila
    9. Dravaka
    10. Lavana Kshara
    11. Lepa
    12. Vati and Gutika
    13. Varti, Netrabindu and Anjana
    14. Sattva
    15. Kupipakva Rasayana
    16. Parpati
    17. Pishti
    18. Bhasma
    19. Mandura
    20. Rasayoga
    21. Lauha
  1. Formulary- single drugs:
    1. List of single drugs of animal origin
    2. List of single drugs of mineral origin
    3. List of single drugs of plant origin:
      a). As per names appearing in formulations
      b). As per botanical name
  1. Appendices:
    1. Paribhasa (Glossary of technical terms)
    2. Sodhana (Process of detoxication)
    3. Therapeutic indices:
      a). Formula wise
      b). Disease wise
    4. List of diseases/technical terms and their approximate English equivalents
    5. Metric equivalents of classical weights and measures
    6. Bibliography

Contents of Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI) Volume- 2 are as follows –

  1. Formulary – compound formulations
  2. Introduction
  3. Preface
    1. Asava and Arista
    2. Arka
    3. Avaleha and Paka
    4. Kwatha Churna
    5. Guggulu
    6. Ghrita
    7. Churna
    8. Taila
    9. Lepa
    10. Vati and Gutika
    11. Varti, Netra Bindu and Anjana
    12. Parpati
    13. Pisti
    14. Bhasma
    15. Mandura
    16. Rasa yoga
    17. Lauha
  4. Formulary – single drugs :
    1. List of single drugs of animal origin
    2. List of single drugs of mineral origin
    3. List of single drugs of plant origin
  5. Appendices :
    1. Paribhasa (glossary of technical terms)
    2. Shodhana (process of detoxification)
    3. Therapeutic index
    4. Formula wise
    5. Disease wise
    6. Action wise
    7. Metric equivalents of classical weights and measures
    8. Bibliography

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