Impact of nanotechnology on global trade of herbal drugs: An overview

Ganesh G. Tapadiya

Abstract


Natural herbs are moving from fringe to mainstream use with a increase number of population-seeking remedies and health approaches free from hazardous side effects caused by laboratory synthesize chemicals. Recently, focus has been given to utilize eco-friendly and bio-friendly natural-based products for the prevention and cure of diseases. It is documented that 80% of the world’s population has belief in natural medicine, particularly plant-based drugs for their primary healthcare. Herbal drug generally introduce in the market in traditional dosage form but now different scientific approaches are being developed these days to deliver herbal medicines due to their poor rate of absorption and target specific approach. Novel drug delivery systems including nanoparticles have been developed for the effective delivery of herbal drugs. Nanoparticulate formulations such as liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, micro-emulsions, proliposomes, and solid lipid nanoparticles present potential to deliver herbal medicines effectively. Because of nanotechnology, the use of herbal drug is greatly increased in recent years. In this article, we are try to elaborating the role of nanotechnology which increases the potential as well as sale of herbal drugs in global world.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v11i03.1144

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