Pesticide Residue in Herbal Products

Testing lab for pesticide residue in Herbal Products
Testing lab for pesticide residue in Herbal Products

Our laboratory has over a decade of experience in testing pesticide residue in herbal products, herbal medicines, raw herbs and herbal extracts to ensure compliance to global quality standards.

We are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as LCMSMS, GCMSMS, GCMS, GC with ECD, and NPD for measuring trace levels of pesticides in herbal medicines. We use methods that have been validated in compliance to pharmacopoeial as well as other international requirements for testing pesticides in herbal medicines.

Our laboratory is accredited for carrying out the test for pesticides in herbal medicines by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories to the ISO standard ISO 17025.

We can carry out the analysis to ensure compliance to requirements laid down for pesticide residue in herbal medicines as per European Pharmacopoeia or other pharmacopoeia or even to your buyer’s specifications.

We have established methods and traceable reference standards for a large number of pesticides from pesticide groups such as organochlorine, organophosphorus, carbamate, pyrethroids et cetera for testing your products with confidence and ensuring traceability to global standards.

Our laboratory has tested thousands of consignments of herbal medicines and extracts being exported to Europe, United States, Japan, Russia and various other countries, for pesticide residues and we are proud to say that we have never had a consignment tested by us fail when it has been re-tested in the importing countries.

Please feel free to contact us using the quick query form on the right or by calling us now on +91 – 45754575 to get a free proposal for testing pesticide residues in your herbal products.

Herbal medicines have an inherent quality of being pure and free of harmful chemicals and side effects. When consumers turn to herbal medicine such as Ayurvedic, Siddha, and Unani or traditional Chinese medicine they expect something that is natural and free from side effects.

The name herbal is synonymous with purity and freedom from toxins and chemical contaminants. However increasingly the raw herbs and materials are being sourced from farms where they are grown commercially with modern agricultural practices where a lot of pesticides and plant growth regulators and a variety of other chemicals might be used for enhancing the productivity.

Even if the raw herbs are sourced from natural sources or from deep within the forests contamination from adjoining farms as well as from contaminated soil and water sources can lead to the presence of pesticides and other chemical contaminants in the raw herbs as well as the standardised extracts and finished single herb or poly herbal formulations.

To minimise the exposure of consumers to these pesticides and chemicals pharmacopoeia such as Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), European Pharmacopoeia (EP), British Pharmacopoeia (BP), Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) et cetera have laid down the limits for the a number of common pesticides.

Below is the list of pesticides residue in herbal products that we test in our laboratory:

S. No.Pesticide NameLimit of detection
1Alachlor5 µg/kg
2Aldrin5 µg/kg
3Amitraz5 µg/kg
4Atrazine5 µg/kg
5Bromopropylat5 µg/kg
6Butachlor5 µg/kg
7Carbaryl5 µg/kg
8Carbofuran5 µg/kg
9chinomethionte5 µg/kg
10Chlorbenzilate5 µg/kg
11Chloropyriphos5 µg/kg
12Coumaphos5 µg/kg
13Cyfluthrin5 µg/kg
14Cyhalothrin5 µg/kg
15Cypermethrin5 µg/kg
16Deltamethrin5 µg/kg
17Dieldrin5 µg/kg
18Endosulfan I5 µg/kg
19Endosulfan II5 µg/kg
20Endosulfan sulphate5 µg/kg
21Endrin5 µg/kg
22Ethion5 µg/kg
23Fenavalerate5 µg/kg
24Fluvalinate5 µg/kg
25Heptachlor5 µg/kg
26Heptachlor epoxide5 µg/kg
27Hexachlorobenzene5 µg/kg
28Malathion5 µg/kg
29Methomyl5 µg/kg
30Methyl parathion5 µg/kg
31Methyl-paraoxon5 µg/kg
32Monocrotophos5 µg/kg
33O, p DDT5 µg/kg
34P, p DDD5 µg/kg
35P, p DDE5 µg/kg
36P, p DDT5 µg/kg
37Parathion5 µg/kg
38Permethrin5 µg/kg
39Phorate5 µg/kg
40Phorate sulfone5 µg/kg
41Phorate sulfoxide5 µg/kg
42Phosalone5 µg/kg
43Propoxur5 µg/kg
44Β – HCH5 µg/kg
45γ- HCH (Lindane)5 µg/kg
46 – HCH5 µg/kg
47Acephate5 µg/kg
48Azinophos Ethyl5 µg/kg
49Azinophos methyl5 µg/kg
50Bromophos ethyl5 µg/kg
51Bromophos Methyl5 µg/kg
52Chlordane, cis-5 µg/kg
53Chlordane, trans-5 µg/kg
54Chlorpyrifos5 µg/kg
55Chlorpyrifos Methyl5 µg/kg
56Chlorthal-dimethyl5 µg/kg
57Cyhalothrin I (lambda)5 µg/kg
58DDD-o,p5 µg/kg
59DDE-o,p5 µg/kg
60Delta HCH5 µg/kg
61Diazinon5 µg/kg
62Dichlofluanid5 µg/kg
63Dichlorvos5 µg/kg
64Dicofol5 µg/kg
65Dimethoate5 µg/kg
66Dithiocarbamates as CS2100 µg/kg
67Fenchlorphos5 µg/kg
68Fenitrothion5 µg/kg
69Fenpropathrin5 µg/kg
70Fensulfuron5 µg/kg
71Fenthion5 µg/kg
72Fenvalerate5 µg/kg
73Flucythrinate5 µg/kg
74Fonofos5 µg/kg
75Hexaconazole5 µg/kg
76Inorganic Bromide5 µg/kg
77Malaoxon5 µg/kg
78Mecarbam5 µg/kg
79Methacrifos5 µg/kg
80Methamidophos5 µg/kg
81Methidathion5 µg/kg
82Methoxychlor5 µg/kg
83Metolachlor5 µg/kg
84Mirex5 µg/kg
85Monocrotophos5 µg/kg
86Omethoate5 µg/kg
87Pendimethalin5 µg/kg
88Pentachloroanisole5 µg/kg
89Phosmet5 µg/kg
90Piperonyl-butoxide5 µg/kg
91Pirimiphos ethyl5 µg/kg
92Pirimiphos methyl5 µg/kg
93Procymidone5 µg/kg
94Profenophos5 µg/kg
95Prothiphos5 µg/kg
96Pyrithrin5 µg/kg
97Quinalphos5 µg/kg
98Quintozene5 µg/kg
99S-4215 µg/kg
100Tau Fluvalinate I5 µg/kg
101Tecnazene5 µg/kg
102Tetradifon5 µg/kg
103Vinclozolin5 µg/kg
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