Technique in herbal drug standardization, modernization and integration of Indian traditional herbal medicine in clinical practice: Importance, challenges and future
Dr. Khursheed Ahmad Ansari
In spite of incredible advances in modern science, technology and allopathic medicine a large we are unable to provide quality healthcare to all. Traditional medicine particularly herbal medicine considered as a major healthcare provider around the globe particularly in rural and remote areas. A large section of people depends on such medicine for their primary healthcare mainly in underdeveloped or developing countries. Indian traditional medicinal system like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani has a very rich history of their effectiveness; modern research also acknowledged the importance of such medicine. Indian traditional medicine or medicinal plants are also considered as a vital source of new drug. Mainstreaming of such medicine is important for the people. The modernization of herbal medicine is the need of hour to cater the global demand by means of patient compatibility. The omic technique can also play an important role for the conservation of knowledge of ancient plant species.