Home » Quality Control and Testing

Quality Control and Testing

Quality Control and Testing

At Mukunda, we prioritize your health and well-being above all else. Our unwavering dedication extends from responsibly sourcing sustainable, organic, and ethically traded herbs to consistently surpassing purity and safety standards. We take pride in delivering Ayurvedic herbs of the utmost quality to ensure your satisfaction.
Quality Control and Testing image 550x550

Our Commitment to Quality

We have enlisted renowned experts in the fields of Ayurveda and herbal medicine, and we’ve established partnerships with reputable laboratories in the U.S. to guarantee the purity and safety of our herbs. Following the stringent standards set by AHPA (American Herbal Products Association), a national trade association advocating for the herbal industry, we have implemented a comprehensive system to uphold the highest standards for quality control of our herbs, often surpassing the requirements specified by AHPA. Mukunda’s testing procedures are categorized into four main areas: Microbiologicals, Heavy Metalsand Identification.

Heavy Metals Testing

We subject our herbs and products to testing for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury through independent third-party laboratories. All our products adhere to the safety guidelines outlined by the American National Standards Institute/National Sanitation Foundation International Dietary Supplement Standard 173 (ANSI 173) and AHPA guidelines.

Heavy Metals Testing Image 550x550

Microbiological Testing

Mukunda mandates microbiological testing and certificates of analysis from all our suppliers for each batch of herbs. However, we do not solely depend on vendor certificates of analysis for testing data. Our herbs, tablets, and other products undergo testing at accredited third-party laboratories. These labs employ suitable testing methods, adhering to criteria and analysis methods set by the following third-party organizations and protocols:
  • BAM (Bacteriological Analytical Manual) stands as the FDA’s preferred laboratory procedure for microbiological analyses of foods and cosmetics. It encompasses a set of procedures specifically designed for the detection of bacteria, viruses, parasites, yeast, mold, and microbial toxins.
  • AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Communities) International assesses methods of analysis in the fields of chemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology.
  • USP (United States Pharmacopeia) is an organization that establishes standards for public health and associated programs, aiming to ensure the quality, safety, and efficacy of medicines, supplements, and foods.

Identification Testing

Mukunda adheres to industry-accepted practices for the accurate identification of our herbs. This involves employing organoleptics, a method that encompasses the physical examination of herbs using the senses of sight, taste, smell, and touch, along with microscopic identification, which involves checking plant cell structures against pharmacopoeia standards. Additionally, we utilize High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) to identify and verify that the herbs we use are indeed the correct species. Our team includes acknowledged experts in the field of Western and Ayurvedic herb identification

Chyavanprash B 1
Dedication to Exceptional Standards Image 550x550

Dedication to Exceptional Standards

All our procedures at Mukunda align with industry standards and comply with the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) and the FDA’s cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices).
We are dedicated to providing high-quality products and consistently making enhancements to our facility, systems, and procedures

Shopping cart


No products in the cart.

Continue Shopping