Shelf Life and Expiration Period of Ayurvedic Medicines

Shelf Life and Expiration Period of Ayurvedic Medicines

Ayurvedic medicines have a specific shelf life and expiration period except a few. In this post, you can learn about the shelf life and expiration period of ayurvedic medicine groups.

Group of Ayurvedic Medicine Shelf Life
Anjana made from Herbs 1 Years
Anjana made from Herbs along with metallic compounds, Rasa or Bhasma 2 Years
Anjana made only from metallic compounds, Rasa or Bhasma 3 Years
Arq (Distillate) 12 Months
Asava Arishta No expiry (older are better)
Avaleha, Lehyam 3 Years
Bhasma (except Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma) No Expiry date (older are better)
Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma 5 Years, these can be solidifying after 5 years and Puta (calcination) should be repeated 1 to 2 times.
Churna 2 Years
Dant Manjan Churna 2 Years
Dant Manjan Paste 2 Years
Dhoopans (Inhalers) 2 Years
Dravaka, Lavana, Kshaar 5 Years
Ear drops 2 Years
Eye Drops 1 Year
Ghrita (Ghritam) 2 Years
Guggulu 5 Years
Gutika and Vati (tablets made of herbs and with Rasa, Metallic compounds, Bhasma) 5 Years
Gutika and Vati (tablets made of only herbs) 3 Years
Gutika and Vati (tablets made of only Rasa, Metallic compounds, Bhasma except for Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma) 10 Years
Khand, Pak, Granules 3 Years
Kupipakwa Rasayana No Expiry date (older are better)
Kwath Churna 2 Years
Lauh (Iron compounds) 10 Years
Lepa Churna 2 Years
Lepa Malahar (Ointment), Liniment, Gels, Lotions, Creams 3 Years
Mandur (Iron compounds) 10 Years
Murabba 6 Months
Nasal Drops 2 Years
Panak 3 Years
Parpati (except Swet Parpati) No Expiry date (older are better)
Swet Parpati 2 Years
Pishti No Expiry date (older are better)
Pravahi Kwath, Kashayam (with preservatives) 3 Years
Rasaushadhi (These medicines contain mainly Shuddha Parad and Shuddha Gandhak) – that also contains herbs or Guggulu 5 Years
Rasaushadhi (These medicines contain mainly Shuddha Parad and Shuddha Gandhak) – that only contains Shuddha Parad, Shuddha Gandhak, Bhasma, Pishti, metallic compounds except Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma 10 Years (if Rasaushadhi contains Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma, then expiration period is 5 years)
Sattva of Herbs 2 Years
Sharbat 3 Years
Sharkar 3 Years
Syrup 3 Years
Tail, Thailam, Ayurvedic Oils 3 Years
Varti 2 Years
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