AN INVESTIGATION OF THE PROPERTIES OF INDIAN HERBAL REMEDIES
Neda Fatima*, Hira Moid, Anil Kumar, Najmeen Nisha
Traditional Indian medicine, or Ayurveda, is still one of the ancient methods still practiced today. India has been effective in marketing its remedies through increased research and a scientific approach, although more comprehensive study and evidence base are still required. More and more studies are being performed on the potential therapeutic effects of medicinal plants, particularly those that have been identified to be antioxidants, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antimycobacterial, anticholesterol-lowering, anti-wound-healing, cytotoxic, acaricidal, neuroprotective, and cardiovascular disease-preventing. In rural India, seventy percent of the population is dependent on traditional medical care. In this sense, it was necessary to document how extensively the locals use several of the natural medicinal plants included in the article. Through research of the ethno pharmacological claims made by various traditional practices, a variety of nutraceutical combinations have made their way onto the global market. As the primary US Federal Government organization for scientific study in this field of medicine, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine was recently established.
Keywords: Medicinal plant, Ayurvedic, Pharmaceuticals.
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