Shelf Life and Expiration Period of Ayurvedic Medicines

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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 MedicineShelf Life
Anjana made from Herbs1 Years
Anjana made from Herbs along with metallic compounds, Rasa or Bhasma2 Years
Anjana made only from metallic compounds, Rasa or Bhasma3 Years
Arq (Distillate)12 Months
Asava ArishtaNo expiry (older are better)
Avaleha, Lehyam3 Years
Bhasma (except Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma)No Expiry date (older are better)
Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma5 Years, these can be solidifying after 5 years and Puta (calcination) should be repeated 1 to 2 times.
Churna2 Years
Dant Manjan Churna2 Years
Dant Manjan Paste2 Years
Dhoopans (Inhalers)2 Years
Dravaka, Lavana, Kshaar5 Years
Ear drops2 Years
Eye Drops1 Year
Ghrita (Ghritam)2 Years
Guggulu5 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, Granules3 Years
Kupipakwa RasayanaNo Expiry date (older are better)
Kwath Churna2 Years
Lauh (Iron compounds)10 Years
Lepa Churna2 Years
Lepa Malahar (Ointment), Liniment, Gels, Lotions, Creams3 Years
Mandur (Iron compounds)10 Years
Murabba6 Months
Nasal Drops2 Years
Panak3 Years
Parpati (except Swet Parpati)No Expiry date (older are better)
Swet Parpati2 Years
PishtiNo 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 Guggulu5 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 Bhasma10 Years (if Rasaushadhi contains Naga Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma, Tamra Bhasma, then expiration period is 5 years)
Sattva of Herbs2 Years
Sharbat3 Years
Sharkar3 Years
Syrup3 Years
Tail, Thailam, Ayurvedic Oils3 Years
Varti2 Years
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4 Comments
  1. naveen says

    what is expiry of extract form of herbs?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      3 Years.

  2. BALASUBRAMANIANSS says

    sir,How long we can use a syrup after opening a bottle?

    1. Dr. Jagdev Singh says

      After opening syrup bottle, it is best to consume it within a month. If properly stored, it can be used up to 3 months.

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