It was found that herbal medicines are can be useful in medicine by three ways. It can be used directly or the extracted forms for their natural chemical constituents. Another one, they can serve as agents in the process of producing drugs. And last one, the organic content of the natural plant can serve as the model of medicine. That’s why herbs is one of the most efficient alternatives that can be used.
Advocates of traditional medicine strongly believe that this type of medicinal treatment is preferable over modern medicine simply because it is derived from natural sources. This implies that traditional medicine has not been interfered by adding chemicals and other elements, which is the main characteristic of modern medicine. Consequently, herbs and medicinal plants were used to treat different forms of diseases and ailments in humans. Garilli, B. et al. (2015) demonstrates
(Motlhanka and Makhabu, 2011). The countryside people of the world at large, rely on herbal plants (plants carrying aromatic properties beneficial in medicine, food flavoring and fragrance) as a primary source of their traditional medicines. Some of the herbal plants are used in providing nutritional essentials such as vitamins and minerals as needed by the human body for development and daily functionality. Herbal teas are used for this purpose. Herbal plants have also proven to have highly interesting properties such as their antioxidant, antimalarial
INTRODUCTION The plants which have the capacity to alleviate the human ailments are referred as medicinal plants. They are used in treating many physiological and psychological disorders since ancient times. Such medicinal plants are being used in the traditional system of medicine and also as an ingredient in many pharmaceutical industries. 1 WHO has listed 21,000 plant species which are considered to have medicinal use all over the world. It is estimated that more than 60 % of world population uses the plant based medicine for the treatment of different ailments.2 Around 2,500 plant species available in India are being used by the traditional healers of different systems like ayurvedic, siddha, unani.
Our Mother Nature stands as an inexhaustible source of therapeutic agents for thousands of years and a remarkable number of modern medicines find their origin in natural products. Although modern medicine system has steadily developed over the years by scientific and observational efforts of scientists, the basis of its development remains rooted in traditional medicine and therapies prevailing throughout the world for thousands of years, which continue to provide mankind with new remedies. Natural products, including plants, animals and minerals have been the basis of treatment of human diseases. The plants based herbal drugs are currently in great demand all over the globe as they imply safety in contrast to the synthetic modern medicines
Without western medicine, we would still be using the old techniques that ease the mind but not a broken leg. Advances in technologies have shown us what we need to eat and what things to eat to live longer. They showed us how we can decrease the chance of getting a disease. Also, medication has taken a new turn and has solved many problems that used to kill people and even animals. They have solved diseases like: tetanus, rabies, polio and even Rinderpest which was a cattle equivalent measles
Even now in many countries, people still believe in natural traditional medicines for cure. There has been growing interest among researchers to elucidate the scientific background of these natural products on their therapeutic use (Zysk, 1996 and Kaptchuk, 2000). Recently, the focus has shifted towards the various natural sources that could have a potential role in the treatment of nervous system related diseases. Since stress has been a global problem, there are numerous studies that have been done to explore the possibilities for new natural sources which could counter act on
Humans and animals have had a social, cultural, and ecological relationship since times immemorial. Humans have always had various types of relationships with animals and continue to use non-human animals in many ways. Animals provide some part of the food supply for humans in virtually all societies and have provided several types of animal products such as clothing, adornment, or implements for human use. Animals have also provided humans with companionship and service as pets or working entities. Dogs and cats have served as working animals, guardians, hunters, and pets for thousands of years while working animals such as oxen, mules, horses, camels, yaks, llamas and elephants have enabled civilizations to farm and to transport goods to market.
INTRODUCTION Herbs plants has been handed from generation to generation for thousands of years. Herbal drugs constitute a major part in all traditional system of medicines. Herbal medicine is a triumph of popular therapeutic diversity. Plants have been used for medicine from time World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research SJIF Impact Factor 8.074 Volume 7, Issue 4, XXX-XXX. Research Article ISSN 2277–7105 Article Received on 25 Dec. 2017, Revised on 15 Jan. 2018, Accepted on 05 Feb. 2018 DOI: 10.20959/wjpr20184-11102 *Corresponding Author Dr. Arvind B. Patil Department of Botany & Microbiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidya Pratisthan Societys’, Dr. D. Y. Patil Arts, Commerce & Science College, Pimpri, Pune – 411018
The University of Maryland Medical Center states that Herbal Therapy also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to using plant’s, seeds, berries, leaves, barks, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, along with advances in clinical research, show the value of herbal medicine in treating and preventing diseases. Herbal medicine is a natural, non-toxic way to treat many conditions of ill-health. It is holistic, meaning it treats the whole person, embracing all levels of an individual: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.