Author : Ahmad, Aminu Saleh
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 2869-2876
Human beings have been using the herbal and allopathic systems of medicine since over a long time to cure, treat, diagnose and prevent diseases and ailments. In fact, herbal treatment is the oldest, traditional and cheapest medicine system that is more accessible to low income and local people. Therefore, the medicinal system has always been a supporter for people to treat and get over the problems related to health which are minor or major. Unlike, the ayurvedic medicinal system, allopathic method is more scientifically proven and developed, and more regulated. Each of the two systems has its own strengths and weaknesses. They are used to treat different ailments and at different levels and rates. Depending upon which people prefer and use one either one of the methods or combination both of the methods more than the other. This work reviews and comparatively analyzes the herbal and allopathic treatments to cure the problems in health care. It suggests the adoption of the concept of integrative medication and health care that connects mainstream allopathic medical treatment and herbal therapies and select the best, scientifically validated therapies out of the systems. Scrupulous scientific methods and clinical trials should be used to certify the quality, safety, efficacy and batch-to-batch consistency of natural medicinal products. The world should work to ensure access to affordable qualitative and safe medicines and health care.