The wisdom of prevention: Holistic, preventive herb approach for healing of the globe
Priyanka Rana, Antul Kumar, Anuj Choudhary, Harmanjot Kaur and Rajwinder Singh
From ancient times, herbs as medicinal plants have been used in all cultures as a major source of medicine. Numerous herbal remedies are well described in ancient texts as in Vedas and the Bible, which are commonly obtained from traditional herbs and medicinal plants, have been traced to the occurrence of natural products with medicinal properties. Plants are source of numerous active plant agents such as alkaloids, bitters, cardiac glycosides, Cyanogenic Glycosides, Flavonoids, minerals, phenols, Polysaccharides, Proanthocyanins, Saponins, tannins and vitamins, volatile oils etc. that play major role in improving human health. Due to vastness, climatic and geographical conditions, India has major contribution having biodiversity of valuable plants. However, with over population, the insufficient supply of drugs, knock on effects of various allopathic medicine. Recent advanced technology has fueled the role of medicinal plants as re-emergent health aid. Worldwide, user friendly nature and intrinsic side effects of modern drugs has renewal of drug’s traditional system. The article highlights the uses of traditional medicinal systems, properties of herbal plants, phytochemistry, dependency on local plants and threats and conservation values of medicinal herbs. Therefore, along with proper source of knowledge for the biodiversity conservation allow genuine management of floral biodiversity and its resources. The future availability of floral ingredients supports medications directory that totally dependent on conservation and sustainable use of plant species on the deep-rooted documentation.
How to cite this article:
Priyanka Rana, Antul Kumar, Anuj Choudhary, Harmanjot Kaur, Rajwinder Singh. The wisdom of prevention: Holistic, preventive herb approach for healing of the globe. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(1):29-46.