The Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee was constituted by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide letter No. X. 19018/68/87-Homoeo dated the 24th February 1988.
The material in the Sixth Volume of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India consists of 104 mono- graphs in addition to the following items:-
3. General Notices
4. General Instructions
5. Standards for finished products and
For the first time standard of finished products of 159 drugs have been incorporated in Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India for the benefit of Homoeopathic profession.
The Sixth Volume of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India is presented herewith to the Govt. of India.
The Government of India constituted a Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee in 1962 for the purpose of preparing the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India with the following objects:-
(i) to prepare a Pharmacopoeia of Homoeopathic drugs whose therapeutic usefulness has been proved on the lines of American. German and British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeiae.
(ii) to lay down principles and standards for the preparation of Homoeopathic drugs.
(iii) to lay down test of identity, quality, purity and
(iv) such other matters as are incidental and necessary for the preparation of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia.
The Committee approved 180 monographs which comprised Volume I of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India (1971).
The Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee was reconstituted by the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in 1971 which approved 265 monographs which comprised Volume II (1974) (100 monographs), Volume III (1978) (105 monographs) and part of Volume IV (1984) (60 mono- graphs) or Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India. The term of the Committee was extended vide letter No. X. 19018/21/76-Homoeo, dated the 30~h November, 1976.
The objects of Committee were further enlarged to prepare standards for the preparation of Nosodes for the inclusion in the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India. In addition, it undertook the preparation of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeial Codex in order to give detailed information on drugs and other Pharmaceutical substances and materials that are not included in H.P.I. as well as to supplement the information on drugs already included but cannot be listed in the H.P.I. This reconstituted Committee approved 105 monographs (Volume III) 1978 and a part of Volume IV (1984) (60 monographs).
The Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee was again reconstituted by the Govt. of India,’ Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide letter No. X. 19018/26/79-Homoeo, dated 12th November, 1980 which approved 50 monographs of the IVth Volume (1984), 114 monographs of Vth Volume and 62 monographs (a part) of the VIth Volume of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India. The Committee also approved 150 revised monographs for the Consolidated edition of H.P.I.
Five Volume of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India have already been published as follows:-
The present Volume VI comprises 104 monographs. Although the general notices and general instructions are mainly contained in Volume I (1971), some amendments have been made subsequently in volume II to volume of H.P.I., which should be deemed to be applicable to the contents of all the volumes published so far unless otherwise revision of the text takes place in the each in revised edition.
The VI Volume of H.P.I. also contains for finished products of 159drugs and the vernacular names of all the earlier monographs which have already been covered under Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India.
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