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Title: Pitfalls in Journey from Traditional to Modern medicine
Authors: Koul, Ashwani
Gangar, Subhash Chander
Sandhir, Vandana
Keywords: Traditional medicines;Modern medicines;Crude extracts;Synthetic compounds
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. cl. 7A61K 35/78
Abstract: For thousands of years, man has sought healing powers from the natural world especially from plants. With the advent of modern medicine humans started isolating the active components and used them as such or made more effective analogs for therapy. Crude extract(s) based traditional medicine, on the other hand has better compatibility with the human body with minimal side effects. It is evident that crude extract has lesser side effects because of the modulatory activity of some components present in it along with the active component, which neutralizes the side effects and even synergies the medicinal effects of the later. In this article authors have analyzed the advantages of use of crude extract than their active component or synthetic counterpart based on information in literature.
Page(s): 6-13
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(1) [January-February 2005]

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