The programme of drug standardization is mainly concerned with evolving pharmacopoeial standards of single and compound UNANI  drugs included in various volumes of National Formulary of UNANI Medicine and simultaneously to test the drugs under trial in the Council's Clinical Research Units/Institute and being manufactured in the pharmacy of Central Research Institute of UNANI Medicine, Hyderabad. Simultaneously, chemical investigations of UNANI medicinal plants as well as toxicity studies are also carried out under this programme. Standardization work for single drugs and compound formulations is carried out in accordance with the format approved by UNANI Pharmacopoeia Committee of the Government of India, because the standards so developed are incorporated in the UNANI Pharmacopeia of India.