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A Perspective on the Phytopharmaceuticals Responsible for the Therapeutic Applications

A Perspective on the Phytopharmaceuticals Responsible for the Therapeutic Applications
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Author(s): Rajesh K. Joshi (Regional Medical Research Centre (Indian Council of Medical Research), India)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 34
Source title: Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Raj K. Keservani (Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India), Anil K. Sharma (GD Goenka University, India) and Rajesh Kumar Kesharwani (National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0754-3.ch008

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Abstract

The word phytopharmaceutical deals with a complex mixture of compounds derived from the plant source that is used as a medicine or drug. Primitive human societies have been depending on plants and plant products for various remedies. Several plants in the different forms have been reported in traditional medicine and to find a rational for the treatment of various diseases than to isolated single compounds. Many of the single compounds isolated from the plant origin are effectively used in the medicine. The search of natural products in drug discovery has been greatly enhanced in the last few years. The impetus to use phytopharmaceutical agents for the treatment of disease, most of the plant based drugs are quite safe and have lesser adverse effects and are claimed that it works as synergistic effects.

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