MEDICINAL PLANTS: LIFE OF THE PAST AND DRUGS OF TOMORROW
India has an ancient heritage of many traditional medicine. The utilization of plants for medicinal purpose in India has been documented long back in prehistoric prose because medicinal plants are essential for human survival. The Ayurveda system of medicine was first taught and practiced by the ancient sages of India over 4000 years ago. It is a highly effective and advanced method of treatment with a deep insight to the root causes of ailments and its value or the effectiveness has not diminished with the time. In fact more and more people are becoming interested in Ayurveda now a day’s worldwide. A large number of lead compounds have come out and used in Ayurveda. On basis of sophisticated traditional medicine systems, the plants are used from thousands of years and continue to provide new remedies. In this paper compile much research which supports our traditional system of medicines. Hence there is still need to work on this field to find out herbal drug and herbal products for betterment of human life.
Keywords: Medicinal Plants, Traditional Medicine, Ayurveda System and ancient heritage.
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