Preclinical and clinical trials of Indian medicinal plants in disease control

Al Rashid, Harun, Kundu, Anindita, Mandal, Vivekananda, Wangchuk, Phurpa, and Mandal, Subhash C. (2020) Preclinical and clinical trials of Indian medicinal plants in disease control. In: Sen, Saikat, and Chakraborty, Raja, (eds.) Herbal Medicine in India. Springer Nature Switzerland AG., Switzerland, pp. 119-134.

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Since the ancient period, the medicinal plants have been used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Recently, it has gained extreme research importance for their nutraceuticals values. It has been confirmed by WHO that herbal medicines serve the health needs of about 80% of World’s population; especially for millions of people in the vast rural areas of developing countries. This book chapter summarizes the importance of several medicinal plants which are traditionally used in treatment and management of different ailments in India. In addition, some pharmacological models describe the possible mechanism of action of bioactive phytochemicals, which can be successfully used as drug candidates in near future. However, there is urgent need for basic scientific investigations on medicinal plants and this has been highlighted in current research trends in clinical trials.

Item ID: 60379
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-13-7248-3
Keywords: Preclinical and Clinical Trials, Indian Medicinal Plants, Disease Control, Anticancer, Chemotherapeutic, Biological Activities
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Copyright Information: © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
Funders: Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2019 00:56
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine > 420899 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine not elsewhere classified @ 70%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420203 Environmental epidemiology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 50%
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