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Asthisamharaka (Vitis quadrangularis): A Medicinal Plant with Promising Health Benefits and Therapeutic Potential

Introduction: Asthisamharaka (Vitis quadrangularis), also known as the Devil's Backbone or Hadjod, is a medicinal plant that has been widely used in traditional medicine systems for centuries. With its origins in India, this plant belongs to the Vitaceae family and is characterized by its unique four-angled stem. Hadjod holds significant importance in various cultures due to its potential health benefits and therapeutic properties. Its traditional use can be traced back to ancient Ayurvedic texts, where it is highly regarded for its ability to promote bone health and treat musculoskeletal disorders. Historically, Hadjod has been used as a natural remedy for fractures, bone loss, and joint-related conditions. In Ayurveda, it is classified as a 'Asthisandhaneeya' herb, meaning it has the potential to strengthen bones, promote fracture healing, and improve overall bone health. The plant's name, "Hadjod," is derived from the Hindi word "hadjod,"

Frequently Asked Questions about Ayurvedic Business

Q: Do we need drug license to sell ayurvedic medicines?

A: No, we don’t need drug license for selling ayurvedic medicines

Q: How to start ayurvedic medicine store?

A: You can start ayurvedic medicine store without any drug license.

Q: What is the qualification for opening ayurvedic medical store?

A: There is no specific qualification required to open ayurvedic medical store. You can  start with any qualification

Q: Do license is same for herbal products and ayurvedic medicines in India?

A: Herbal products includes large section i.e. herbal food supplements, herbal cosmetics, ayurvedic products etc  and could be manufactured under food and dietary supplements license, cosmetic manufacturing license and ayurvedic license but ayurvedic medicine could only be manufactured under ayurvedic manufacturing license.

Q: How to get ayurvedic medicine manufacturing licence?

A: Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing license is issued by licensing authority appointed by state AYUSh department. You have to complete all requirements as mentioned above and apply for ayurvedic medicine manufacturing license to this licensing authority.

Q: Where we can get manufactured our products for marketing company through third party manufacturing?

A: You can contact ayuredic manufacturers who are engaged into third party manufacturing and contract manufacturing. Few  well known and quality manufacturers are Elzac Herbals, Cazle Ayurveda etc

Q: How can we get ayurvedic company for distribution?

A: You can check details of ayurvedic companies through searching at google or other way and find out their contact details, and contact them for distribution. Check out: How to start wholesale and distribution?

Q: How to take franchise of any ayurvedic company?

A: Check about this answer in our article: How to take franchise?

Q: Does small quantity of ayurvedic medicine manufacturing require ayurvedic manufacturing license?

A: If you are BAMS, registered Vaid/Hakim then you can prepare/manufacture medicines for your patients without any ayurvedic manufacturing license. But if you want to sell these medicines at commercial scale i.e. in market then you have to take ayurvedic manufacturing license for manufacturing ayurvedic medicine for sale in market.
Other persons can't manufacture even small quantity of ayurvedic medicines for commercial use without ayurvedic manufacturing license.

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