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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 of Ayurvedic Medicines, Siddha Medicine and Unani Medicines

Shelf life or date of expiry of Ayurvedic Medicines, Siddha Medicine and Unani Medicines

Ayurvedic Medicines

S. No. | Dosage form | Shelf life or date of expiry with effect from the date of manufacture 

(i) Anjana 

a) Anjana made from Kasthaushadhi 1 year 

b) Anjana made from Kasthaushadhi along with Rasa/Uprasa/Bhasma 2 years 

c) Anjana made only from Rasa/Uprasa/Bhasma 3 years 

(ii) Arka 1 year 

(iii) Asava Arista 10 years 

(iv) Avaleha, Khanda, Paka, Guda 3 years 

(v) Churna, Kwatha Churna, Lepa Churna, Danta Manjan (Churna) 2 years 

(vi) Dhoopan 2 years 

(vii) Dravaka, Lavana, Kshara 5 years 

(viii) Ghrita 2 years 

(ix) Guggulu 5 years 

(x) Gutika/Vati
(I) Gutika or Vati containing Kasthaushadhi along with Rasa / Uprasa/ Bhasma/ Guggulu (including Lepa Gutika and GhanVati) 5 years
(II) Gutika or Vati containing only Kasthaushadhi (including Lepa Gutika and Ghan Vati) 3 years
(III) Gutika / Vati containing only Ras / Uprasa / Bhasma 10 years except Naga, Vanga and Tamra Bhasma 

(xi) Kama/ Nasabindu 2 years 

(xii) Kupipakva Rasayana 10 years 

(xiii) Malahar 3 years 

(xiv) Mandura-Lauha 10 years 

(xv ) Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma and Tamra Bhasma 5 years 

(xvi) Netrabindu 1 year 

(xvii) Parpati 10 years 

(xviii) Pishti and Bhasma except Naga, Vanga and Tamra Bhasma 10 years 

(xix) PravahiKwatha 3 years 

(xx ) Rasayoga
(I) Rasayoga Containing only Rasa / Uprasa / Bhasma except Naga, Vanga and Tamra Bhasma 10 years
(II) Rasayoga Containing Rasa / Uprasa/ Bhasma along with Kasthaushadhi/Guggulu 5 years 

(xxi) Sattva (derived from medicinal plant) 2 years 

(xxii) Sharkar / Panak/Sharbat 3 years 

(xxiii) Shveta parpati 2 years 

(xxiv) Taila 3 years 

(xxv) Varti 2 years

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Siddha Medicines 

S. No. | Dosage form | Shelf life or date of expiry with effect from the date of manufacture 

(i) Curanam
Kutinir Curanam/Adai Curanam/Kanchi Curanam/Utkali Curanam/Pittu Curanam/ Podithimirthal Curanam/ Podi/ Pattru Curanam/ Pottanam or Kizhi Curanam/ Ottratam Curanam/ Vethu Curanam/ Pugai Curanam/Kali Curanam / Thuvalai Curanam 2 years

(ii) Mattirai/Vatakam
I. Containing only Mooligai ingredients (including Kudineer Curanam Mattirai) (eg. Nilavembu kutinir Mattirai) 2 years
II. Containing Mooligai ingredients along with Thathu Porutkal/ Jeeva Porutkal /Parpam/Centuram /Cunnam. (including kutinir Curanam Mattirai) 5 years
III. Containing only Thathu Porutkal Parpam/ Centuram/ Cunnam/ Kattu/Kalanku. 10 years 

(iii) Rasa-Paadana Marunthugal (All Mercurial Preparation)
I. Containing Mooligai ingredients along with Thathu Porutkal/Parpam/ Centuram/Cunnam /Kattu/Kalanku 2 years
II. Containing only Thathu Porutkal / Parpam/Centuram/Cunnam Kattu/ Kalanku 10 years 

(iv) Parpam / Centuram
I. Containing only Mooligai ingredients (e.g. KungiliyaParpam) 2 years
II. Containing Mooligai ingredients with Thathu Porutkal / Parpam/ Centuram/Cunnam/ Kattu/Kalanku (eg. Aya Centuram) 10 years
III. Containing Mooligai ingredients with Jeeva Porutkal (e.g. Sangu Parpam ) 10 years 

(v) Karuppu
I. Containing only Mooligai ingredients (e.g. Vasambu Sutta Kari) 2 years
II. Containing Mooligai ingredients with Thathu Porutkal (e.g. Sivanar Amirtham, Thalaga Karuppu) 5 years
III. Containing Mooligai ingredients with Jeeva Porutkal (e.g. Kasthuri Karuppu, Pattu Karuppu) 5 years 

(vi) Patankam
I. Mooligai based Patankam (e.g. Sambirani Patankam) 5 years
II. Rasa based Patankam (e.g. Rasa Centuram) 10 years 

(vii) Kulampu
Based on process
Araippu Kulampu (eg. Agathiyar Kulampu) 5 years
Erippu Kulampu (eg. Kumatti Kulampu) 3 years 

(viii) Meluku
Based on process
I. Araippu Meluku (eg. Linga Meluku) 5 years
Based on process
II. Idippu Meluku (eg. Rasa Gandhi Meluku / Idi Vallthi Meluku) 3 years
Based on raw materials
III. Mooligai Meluku (eg. Malaikudara Meluku) 3 years 

(ix) Karpam
Based on raw materials
I. Mooligai Karpam (eg. Karisalai Karpam, Thiripala Karpam) 2 years
Based on raw materials
II. Mooligai Thathu Karpam (eg. Aya Bringaraja Karpam) 5 years
Based on process
III. Araippu Karpam (eg. Irunelli Karpam)  3 years  

(x) Satthu
I. Satthu derived from Mooligai (eg. Seenthil Satthu) 2 years
II. Satthu derived from Thathu Porutkal (eg. Aya Satthu, Eya Satthu,Thurusu Satthu) 10 years
III. Satthu derived from Jeeva Porutkal (eg. Sembu Satthu derived from Poonagam, Mayiliragu) 5 years 

(xi) Ilakam / Legiyam/ Iracayanaam 3 years 

(xii) Kallikkam/ Mai/ Kalimbu/ Neer/ Venney 1 year 

(xiii) Karam (Karanool) 2 years 

(xiv) Kattu (Medicated bandage cloth)/Seelai/Varthy/ Thiri 1 year 

(xv) Kattu / Kalanku/ Cunnam 10 years 

(xvi) Kutinir / Kiyazham(with preservatives) 3 years 

(xvii) Manappaku/ Panagam 3 years 

(xviii) Nasiyathuli/Kanthuli /Sevithuli 1 year 

(xix) Ney / Ghirutham/Kadugu 2 years 

(xx) Oothal/Nasigaparanam/ Thoopasarakku 1 year 

(xxi) Pakkuvam, Thennoral 1 year 

(xxii) Panda Vaippu 10 years 

(xxiii) Peechu 2 years 

(xxiv) Sutigai 2 years 

(xxv) Tailam / Ennai/ Poochu 3 years 

(xxvi) Tinir 1 year 

(xxvii) Tiravakam (derived from ThathuPorutkal ) 2 years 

Unani Medicines

S. No. | Dosage form | Shelf life or date of expiry with effect from the date of manufacture 

(i) Arq (except Arq-e-Ajeeb) 1 year 

(ii) Arq -e-Ajeeb 5 years 

(iii) Ayarij / Sunoon/ Zuroor/Ghazah 2 years 

(iv) Burood 1 year 

(v) Shiyaf 2 years 

(vi) Surma / Kohal 3 years 

(vii) Habb 3 years 

(viii) Halwa 3 years 

(ix) Itrifal 3 years 

(x) Jauhar/ Jawahir 5 years 

(xi) Jawarish 4 years 

(xii) Khamira 3 years 

(xiii) Kushta 10 years 

(xiv) Laboob 3 years 

(xv) Laooq 3 years 

(xvi) Majoon / Dawa 3 years 

(xvii) Marham / Zimad / Qairooti 2 years 

(xviii) Mufarreh 2 years 

(xix) Murabba 1 year 

(xx) Nabeez 10 years 

(xxi) Qurs 3 years 

(xxii) Qutoor 1 year 

(xxiii) Raughaniyat/ Tila 3 years 

(xxiv) Sharbat/ Sikajabeen 3 years 

(xxv) Sufoof (Without Salt) 2 years
Sufoof (Containing salt) 1 year 

(xxvi) Tiryaq 3 years

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