Boll Chim Farm. 1998 Nov; 137(10): 439-41.
The quality control and stability testing of homeopathic preparations.
Studio SVIMM, Roma.
Homeopathic medicines are known and have been used traditionally in Europe for many centuries. The preparation of the medicines is based on the medicines is based on the experiments of individual homeopathists instead of industry scale. Moreover, limited literature is available and the analytical methods used for the analysis of homeopathic raw materials are not by means of high tech analyses. In order to achieve high quality homeopathic products, our laboratory has developed, as well as, improved the analytical techniques for the homeopathic raw materials using TLC, HPLC and titration methods. Examples being: a) TLC method for Ambra grisea (1) b) HPLC method for Harpagophytum procumbens O = D1 (2) c) Titration method for Ostrea edulis D1 (3) The stability test of homeopathic products is based on its chemical, physical and microbiological stability. Results of these assays will be presented.