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An Overview of Herbal Medicine in Healthcare

Purva Saxena


Herbal medicine has been used for healing since the dawn of human civilization. Herbal products have been shunned since the emergence of ‘modern medicine', particularly by Western nations. All parties involved agree that contemporary drugs will remain out of reach for many people, and that
achieving "health for all" would need the use of well evaluated herbal products. However, severe questions have been raised about the safety, effectiveness, and quality of herbal items used as herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, health foods, and cosmetics. The historical viewpoint and philosophy of herbal medical treatment, as well as its current standing in light of modern science, have been studied and incorporated in this study.


Herbal medicine, holistic approach, safety, adulteration, efficacy, standardization, intellectual property rights

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