give notes on storage of crude drugs.

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High content of moisture will cause enzymatic degradation in case of digitalis and wild cherry bark. Mold infestation is seen in gentian and ergot* In case of cod liver oil and digitalis direct sunlight causes degradation of active constituents* Proper insecticides should be used* Fumigants like methyl bromide, carbon disulphide, HCN must be  used* Liming of ginger and coating of nutmeg is done.

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