HERBAL MEDICINE BASED NOVEL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM USED FOR CANCER MANAGEMENT
Sushil Kumar Sah*, B. Shrivastava, Rajesh Verma and Gaurav Gupta
Herbal medicines, since ancient old age and have been recognized by physicians and patients for their better therapeutic value as they have fewer adverse effects as compared with modern medicines. It is considered as the world famous and useful The demand of herbal medicines increased in recent years because of their ability to treat different diseases with fewer side effects. The side effects of chemotherapy in cancer treatment are major concern and hence the need of the day is to find the effective treatment with fewer side effects. The novel herbal formulations like liposomes, phytosomes, ethosomes, microsphere, transferosomes, nanoparticles, and microemulsions has been reported using bioactive and plant extracts. The main reason behind development of alternative drug delivery is to increase efficiency and safety of drug delivery and provide more convenience to the patient. Herbal formulations may be more advantageous over conventional formulations by improving component solubility, enhancing bioavailability, reducing dose, achieving constant therapeutic dose over extended time, enhancing stability, protecting physical and chemical degradation. The use of herbal formulations for novel drug delivery systems is more beneficial and has more advantages compared to others.
Keywords: Herbal; formulation; Cancer treatment.
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