Volume : 3, Issue : 3, JUN 2019

A Review on Herbal Medicine: Past, Present and Future

Sunny Kumar, Bharat Parashar

Abstract

Herbal medicine also referred to as herbalism is all about the study of botany and the use of plants intended for medicinal purposes. It involves the integration of different therapeutic experiences and practices based on indigenous systems of medicine that may effects many previous generations, which often leads to its valuable guidelines for the selection, preparation and application of herbal formulation for the disease or disorder treatment, control and management. Now days in this modern era people are bending themselves towards the organic life to stay healthy and also prefer the herbal medicine instead of allopathic. The result of hike in demand for herbal medicine, leads to the safety concern of herbal products regarding the standardization, efficacy, bioavailability, preservation and quality. This safety measure is taken care by the policy-makers, health professionals, manufacturer as well as the consumer. The Improvement in quality of herbal medicine can not only be done by taking care at the time of production or post marketing surveillance but it should be taken care at the time of cultivation too as it the basic step involved in the manufacturing process of the herbal medicine. The implementation of quality check during production as well as cultivation is providing the new strength to herbal medicine in market.

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Herbalism, consumer, bioavailability, preservation, standardization.

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