Free Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India in PDF Format

By | October 27, 2013

I have been learning a lot about Ayurveda these days. I started translating Maharshi Elchuri‘s Ayurveda videos into English a month ago. He has popularized Ayurveda at least in AP and literally gave a life to it. I have tried few of his remedies and they worked wonders. You can find my work on Ayurpedia.

While translating, it was very difficult to find the herbs’ scientific name or equivalent name in English and Sanskrit. I had to make sure using lot of resources that I am naming them correctly. I have collected Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia eBooks for referencing. They are available for free on various websites including the Indian government websites. Few books are available in parts. I merged them and made a single book.

Below are the links to those eBooks, which might be beneficial to the students of Ayurveda as well as general public.

1. Ayurveda Pharmacopeia

  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-1 Volume-1
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-1 Volume-2
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-1 Volume-3
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-1 Volume-4
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-1 Volume-5
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-1 Volume-6
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-1 Volume-7
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-2 Volume-1
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-2 Volume-2
  • Ayurveda Pharmacopeia of India Part-2 Volume-3

Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India Part-1 Volume-9

2. All Appendices of Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia

  • Appendix Volume-1
  • Appendix Volume-2-3-4
  • Appendix Volume-5

3. Classical Ayurvedic Reference (Slokas – Devanagari)

  • Slokas Volume-1
  • Slokas Volume-2
  • Slokas Volume-3
  • Slokas Volume-4 Part-1
  • Slokas Volume-4 Part-2
  • Slokas Volume-4 Part-3
  • Slokas Volume-5

4. Thin Layer Chromatography of Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeial Drugs – Part-1 Volume-3

You might be interested in checking out my article on online Indian drug dictionary / pharmacopoeia, which helped a lot of medical students as well as patients to find generic and alternative brand information for various drugs.

26 thoughts on “Free Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India in PDF Format

  1. Sudeep K. Rimal

    Dear Naveen, Namaste!
    I am glad to know about your this site and currently I work as a General Manager of an Ayurvedic Manufacturing Company here in Nepal. Your site helped me to download the API, Appendices, Classical Ayurvedic References for which I thank you very much.
    In the meantime I regret to inform you that I could not find Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part II, apendix 2.4 for microbiological test & Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part II, apendix 2.3 for heavy metals.
    Would it be possible for you send me a copy of appendix 2.4 & 2.3, for which I will be very greatful.
    Sudeep K. Rimal

    1. Naveen Post author

      I just checked the PDF called “API-II-Vol-2” for the chapters you asked and I am able to find them. Given page numbers seem to be wrong. Search the PDF with the keywords and you will find. Refer to Page No. 54 for Heavy Metals and Page No. 65 for Microbial Testing

  2. Sudeep K. Rimal

    Dear Naveen,
    Thanks for the reply & thanks again for your guidance for the pages where to find what I was looking for. I found it as directed by you, on page no 54 & 65.
    Sudeep K. Rimal

  3. Sudeep K. Rimal

    Dear Naveen,
    It is stated there for the tests to be carried out for microbiological contamination & heavy metal residue. But can you find the treatments available through API to eliminate them.
    Sudeep K. Rimal

    1. Naveen Post author

      Sorry. I don’t have that much knowledge. I am a commerce graduate.


    Thank you very much…very good job done man….

    Apart from thanks I have one query. If any one can help please mail me the answer with some authentic reference to my mail id ( that whether in a Ayurvedic preparation some component if available in IP can be added and mentioned as IP

    Need to know the real fact badly. will be waiting for mails in inbox


    1. Dhaval can be added as IP but it should comply all the trsts mentioned in IP Monograph.

  5. Dr Dhaval Soneji

    Please let me know if any one have any technical queries for analysis,assay or any kind of treatment.I will be glad if i can help for process optimization.

  6. Rajan

    Dear Mr.Naveen
    Can you please give API page referrence for medicago sativa.

  7. Ankur Mishra

    This website is serving great knowledge…thank you for sharing
    can you please provide me a formulary for ayurvedic personal care products covering face packs, face wash, lotions, face/body scrubs etc

    Thank you and regards
    Ankur Mishra

  8. Rakesh Verma

    Dear Naveen,
    I have API-2014 & 2015 DVD , Also activated in my laptop but I need to make a soft copy to put in local hard drive but this is password protected disk run only in the register pc but how can make copy pls. give suggestion

  9. Jitendra Dave

    Requested to change fonts in Unicode, cause some fonts are missing in monographs.
    Sa¼sk ¨ta shows instead of sanskrit

  10. Mansi


    I am interested to learn about the herbs and their active ingredients and the solubility nature for making extracts.
    Can you kindly suggest me for the same.

  11. Dr.SLS

    This is great helpful for indian peoples to know AYURVEDIC. Good job. Thanks

  12. Dipak kumar sasmal

    Dipak kumar Botany.B.ED.AND AYURVEDIC PHARMACIST.Your kind job very helpful to me.please if possible part 1 volume 8 pdf post this item. Its need to me.

  13. Mahesh

    can you please refer the latest edition of the ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of india Or suggest where can I buy monograph for these herb in latest edition/


  14. Shrinivas chavan

    Dear Naveen,
    I tried to download API from your links with no success. Everytime I try there is an error occurred with heavy traffic load or something. Please guide me what to do yo download.


    1. Naveen Post author

      This post has been shared on many websites and these PDFs get a huge traffic everyday. DropBox limits the number of downloads a day, so if you are getting error, try it the other day. I just tried now and it worked.

  15. Mansi

    Dear Naveen, you really have done a great job. I need one help from you. I want to have Thin Layer Chromatography of Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeial Drugs’ different parts and volume and also Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India’s part I and volume VIII. Can you provide these too? I will be a hyge help from you.

    1. Naveen Post author

      Check the post now. Added two more books. Latest pharmacopeia does have chromatography charts.

  16. Shashi Bhushan

    Dear Naveen
    You are doing great job. However, the information is traditional wealth of India and we need to preserve it. It should not be freely available outside India.
    Good Luck.


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