Traditional medicine an Indian Perspective: History and Outlook
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 2826-2832
AbstractRig-Veda, considered as one of the oldest treatises of human knowledge which was created during 4500 BC to 1600 BC. Natural products are the backbone, not only for a traditional system of medicine but also for the modern medicine, as the numbers of modern drugs are derived from the natural sources. The success of natural products in our society is overwhelming. Evidence of ancient medicinal systems in India has been traced back to the Indus valley civilization. Archeological evidence of Harappa and Mohanjodaro suggested the presence of a traditional medicinal system at that time. The use of herbal medicines is significantly growing in different parts of the globe in recent years. Herbal medicine has gained tremendous attention in the management of an assortment of chronic diseases like diabetes, chronic CNS disorders, and different types of cancer. This paper is an overview regarding the importance of herbal drugs along with the history and brief overview of the WHO strategy.
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