Shelf life or date of expiry for Ayurvedic medicines

Shelf life or date of expiry for Ayurvedic medicines. Sl. No.
Name of the Group of Ayurvedic Medicine
Shelf life and date of expiry with effect from the date of manufacture
1.
Churna, Kwatha Churna
2 years
2.
Gutika (Vati-Gutti, Pills, Tablets except Gutika with Rasa)
3 years
3.
(i) Gutika Tablet containing Kasth aushadhi
(ii) Gutika,Tablet containing Kasth aushadi and Rasa, Uprasa, Metallic Bhasmas, and Guggulu.
3 years
5 years
4.
Rasaushadhies
No expiry date1
5.
Asava Arista
No expiry date1
6.
Avaleha
3 years
7.
Guggulu
5 years
8.
Mandura - Lauha
10 years
9.
Ghrita
2 years
10.
Taila
3 years
11.
Arka
1 year
12.
Dravaka, Lavana, Ksara
5 years
13.
Lepa Churna
3 years
14.
Dant Manjan Powder
2 years
15.
Dant Manjan Paste
2 years
16.
Lepa Guti
3 years
17.
Lepa Malahar (Ointment)/Liniment/Gels/ lotions /creams
3 years
18.
Varti
2 years (one time use)
19.
Ghana Vati
3 years
20.
Kupipakva Rasayan
No expiry date1
21.
Parpati
No expiry date1
22.
Sveta parpati
2 years
23.
Pisti and Bhasma
No expiry date1
24.
Svarna, Rajata, Lauha, Mandura, Abhraka bhasma,Godanti, ShankhaBhasma, etc.
No expiry date1
25.
Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma2
5 years2
26.
Capsules made of soft gelatin (depending upon thecontent material) for Kashtha aushadhi
3 years
27.
Capsules of hard gelatin (depending upon the content material) -containing Kasth aushdhi with Rasa, Bhasma,Parad-Gandhak
5 years2
28.
Syrup/liquid oral
3 years
29.
(Kama/Nasa Bindu) Ear/Nasal drops
Eye drops
2 years
1 year
30.
Khand/Granule/Pak
3 years
31.
Dhoopans-Inhalers
2 years
32.
Pravahi Kwatha (with preservatives)
3 years



Note 1. Item at Sr. No.4, 5, 19, 20, 22, 23 have very long shelf life and they became more efficacious with the passage of time and period of ten years shall be mandatory for keeping the records of such items.
Note 2. Bhasmas at Sr. No. 23, start solidifying after five years and they need one or two Puta‘again before using in the dosage form.

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