Ayurvedic medicine is a traditional type of medicine. It is now being recognized all over the world as one of the best type of medicine. It was ingredients derived from nature in palatable condition. It has sub-types of medicines like likable (Lehya), Tablets (Bori), Liquid (Peya), Extracts (Ariata), powder (Churna), etc. here Liquid & Powder for us of Ayurvedic medicines are envisaged for production. Though the specifications of such Ayurvedic medicines are as per Ayurved, now-a-days some practices of Indian pharmacopoca and good-Manufacturing Practice of Medicine manufacturing are applied to Ayurvedic medicine as well.
Ayurvedic medicines like cough syrup containing Vasaka juice, Basil Leaf juice, Honey, etc. are now prescribed even by Alopathic medical practitioners. Some liver tonics based on Ayurved has become household items all over the country. Also products like Triphala Churna, Digestive powders, etc. are very popular remedies used all over the country. Besides, parallal to Alopathic & Homeopathic systems, Ayurvedic system medical institutions are set up by Governments. In Tripura 42 Ayurvedic Health Sub-Centres are promoted by the State Government. Based on th state average these institutions may treat 2,00,000 out patients every year, which may ceate Rs. 100.00 Lakhs worth of demand for medicines. Besides, off-the-Counter products like Cough Syrup, Liver tonic, etc. may have an annual demand of Rs. 100.00 lakhs in the state. At present large Ayurvedic brands like Dabur, Himalayan, Drugs, Baidyanath, Bajranga, etc. are catering to these demands. Two tiny local units of Tripura are also selling Ayurvedic medicine in the state. With increased acceptance of Yoga and Ayurvedic system of Medicine, the demand for Ayurvedic medicines have increased in rapid strides. Besides, Ayurvedic medicines promoted by some organised producers through the use of Medical Representatives have created greater acceptance of them. Therefore marketing scope of Ayurvedic medicines have increased significantly to enable many small manufacturing units to flourish.
The unit shall work for single shift & 8 hours per day for 300 working days per annum. Considering the machine variable the annual installed capacity is accordingly estimated at 6,50,000 numbers of 60 ml Bottles of liquid medicines and 28,000 Nos. of 60 gms. Bottles of powdered medicines.
Process of Manufacture:
The manufacturing process of liquid (Peya) Ayurvedic Medicines needs to be supervised by one Manufacturing Ayurvedacharya (Ayurvedic Chemist). These are complex formulary operations needing expert in Ayurvedic preparations. Based on exact proportions of ingredients they are weighed. Water used for formulations need to be purified by removal of Iron & Arsenic, if any. Then the water is De-mineralized. The material of containers used need to be either ceramic or that of stainless steel. Water solution of ingredients are made by using SS stirrers and, where necessary, by heating or by combination of both these process. These are then clarified by filtration in sparkler filter. Glass bottles are cleaned in Brushing, Rinsing and Washing Machine. These are sterilized in Bottle Dryer. The prepared and filtered liquid medicine after testing by Analytical Ayurvedic chemist are filled in clean & sterilized bottles in a volumetric filling machine. The bottles are capped by pilfer proof Aluminium Caps in a cap sealing machine. These filled up bottles are visually inspected and wiped dry. These are then sent for labeling and batch printing. These are then packed in corrugated cardboard Boxes and labeled again. Ayurvedic powdered medicines are prepared by drying ingredients. These dry ingredients are powdered by using Crusher of Grinder type. These powders in exact proportions are blended together in stainless steel cone blender. After testing these are filled in Glass/ Plastic containers. These containers are labeled and packed in corrugated Cardboard Boxes, which are also labeled. The manufacturing process needs direct supervision of manufacturing Ayurvedic Chemist.
The unit shall use various Ayurvedic Medicines including Goose berry, Mint, Basil leaves, Vasaka, etc. depending upon the end. Product with Emulsifying wax, Light Kaotine, Computer, Amber Glass Boules, P.P. Caps, Labells and corrugated Cardboard Boxes. Besides, it will need liquid soap, 5% Hydrochloric Acid, etc. for bottle cleaning. Also Hydrochloric Acid and Caustic Soda Flakes shall be required for re-generation of De-Mineralisation plant.