A Literary Review on Role of Ethno-medicine In Drug Discovery and Development

  • Dr. Vidyalaxmi Pujari PhD Scholar & Associate Professor, Dept, of PG Studies in Dravyaguna, BLDEA’s AVS AMV, Vijayapur, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Shrikanth P Professor & Head, Dept. of PhD & PG Studies in Dravyaguna, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda, Udupi, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Shashidhar Naik Professor & Head, Dept, of PG Studies in Dravyaguna, BLDEA’s AVS AMV, Vijayapur, INDIA.
Keywords: Ethno-medicine, Traditional Medicine, Drug Discovery

Abstract

World Health Organization defines Traditional Medicine as, the sum total knowledge, skills and practice based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures whether explicable or not used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. Traditional medicine is a part of health care systems around the globe. Drug discovery and development strategies based on traditional / ethno-medicine is emerging as an alternative option. Traditional knowledge can provide valuable guidance in selecting and obtaining plant material of potential therapeutic interest and knowledge experimental database of traditional herbal medicine can provide a new functional leads to reduce time, Money, Toxicity - the three main hurdles of conventional drug development.

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How to Cite
Dr. Vidyalaxmi Pujari, Dr. Shrikanth P, & Dr. Shashidhar Naik. (2020). A Literary Review on Role of Ethno-medicine In Drug Discovery and Development. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(04), 301-303. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/986
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Review Article