| REVIEW ARTICLE
|Year : 1994 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 1-12
Prospects and perspectives of natural plants products in medicine
A vast majority of population particularly those living in villages depend largely on herbal medicines. Scientific data on a good number of medicinal plants investigated has been well documented. However, only very few drugs of plant origin could reach clinical use and the National Formulary could not adopt even a dozen of plant medicines. For this reason, a special effort is needed for development of herbal drugs having therapeutic utility. This article discusses in a broader perspectives several plants reported to have anti-asthmatic, antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, antifertility, antidiabetic and antiviral effects.
S S Gupta
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