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Author Names : Mugdha Kesh
Page No. : 25-32  volume 2 issue 1
Article Overview


Medicinal plants have been identified and used throughout human history. Herbal plants play an important role in preventing and treating of human diseases. India has a long history and strong base for Ayurveda. Herbal plants are used in preventing and treating of human diseases. People have been using plants as a traditional medicine for thousand years ago. Such forms of medicine as traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Kampo, traditional Korean medicine, and Unani have been practiced in some areas of the world and have blossomed into orderly-regulated systems of medicine. However, plants are considered as rich sources of phytochemical ingredients which enable to have medicinal value. Medicinal plants are a potential source for the development of new herbal drugs. In the 21st century, the pharmacological effects of medicinal plants have been considered as a promising future drug for the management of health care.

 Key Points: Medicinal plants, ayurveda, herbal medicine, phytochemicals, traditional uses

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