A REVIEW ON CULTIVATION OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS IN OUR PERIPHERY AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN DAILY LIFE
Prof. (Dr.) Amit Kumar Dutta*
Medicinal plants have been utilized as a part of essentially all societies as a wellspring of medicine. Medicinal plants have been used in virtually all cultures as a source of medicine. Assurance of the safety, quality, and efficacy of medicinal plants and herbal products has now become a key issue in industrialized and in developing countries. The widespread use of herbal remedies and healthcare preparations is described in the Vedas and the Bible .Medicinal Plants have been used for thousands of years to flavor and conserve food, to treat health disorders and to prevent diseases including epidemics. The knowledge of their healing properties has been transmitted over the centuries within and among human communities. Active compounds produced during secondary metabolism are usually responsible for the biological properties of plant species used throughout the globe for various purposes, including treatment of infectious diseases.
Keywords: Medicinal Plants, Traditional Medicine, Phytomedicines, Antioxidant Potential.
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