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Chameli (Jasminum officinale): Exploring the Medicinal and Traditional Uses of an Enchanting Flower

Introduction: Chameli, scientifically known as Jasminum officinale, is a captivating and fragrant flowering plant that has enchanted people for centuries. Known by various names across different cultures, Chameli holds significant historical and contemporary importance. In this article, we will delve into the world of Chameli, exploring its remarkable characteristics, diverse uses, and cultivation techniques. Whether you are an avid gardener, a fragrance enthusiast, or simply curious about the wonders of nature, join us on this journey to discover the allure of Chameli and unravel its secrets. Description and Characteristics: Chameli, or Jasminum officinale, is a visually striking flowering plant with a graceful and elegant presence. It typically grows as a deciduous or semi-evergreen vine, though it can also be cultivated as a shrub. The size of Chameli varies depending on its growing conditions, but it can reach heights of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) or even more in optimal

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
Churna, Kwatha Churna
2 years
Gutika (Vati-Gutti, Pills, Tablets except Gutika with Rasa)
3 years
(i) Gutika Tablet containing Kasth aushadhi
(ii) Gutika,Tablet containing Kasth aushadi and Rasa, Uprasa, Metallic Bhasmas, and Guggulu.
3 years
5 years
No expiry date1
Asava Arista
No expiry date1
3 years
5 years
Mandura - Lauha
10 years
2 years
3 years
1 year
Dravaka, Lavana, Ksara
5 years
Lepa Churna
3 years
Dant Manjan Powder
2 years
Dant Manjan Paste
2 years
Lepa Guti
3 years
Lepa Malahar (Ointment)/Liniment/Gels/ lotions /creams
3 years
2 years (one time use)
Ghana Vati
3 years
Kupipakva Rasayan
No expiry date1
No expiry date1
Sveta parpati
2 years
Pisti and Bhasma
No expiry date1
Svarna, Rajata, Lauha, Mandura, Abhraka bhasma,Godanti, ShankhaBhasma, etc.
No expiry date1
Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma2
5 years2
Capsules made of soft gelatin (depending upon thecontent material) for Kashtha aushadhi
3 years
Capsules of hard gelatin (depending upon the content material) -containing Kasth aushdhi with Rasa, Bhasma,Parad-Gandhak
5 years2
Syrup/liquid oral
3 years
(Kama/Nasa Bindu) Ear/Nasal drops
Eye drops
2 years
1 year
3 years
2 years
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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