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International Journal of Pharmacology
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 808-812
DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2010.808.812
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The Promise of Traditional Medicines

J.A. Ansari and N.N. Inamdar

The usage of plants, plant extracts or plant-derived pure chemicals to treat disease become a therapeutic modality, which has stood the test of time. Today several pharmacological classes of drugs include a natural product prototype. Aspirin, atropine, ephedrine, digoxin, morphine, quinine, reserpine and tubocurarine are a few examples of modern drugs, which were originally discovered through the study of traditional cures and folk knowledge of indigenous people. A team work amongst ethnobotanists, ethnopharmacologists, physicians and phytochemists is must for the fruitful outcome on medicinal plants research. While the ethnopharmacologists have a greater role in the rationalization of combination of activities, the phytochemist’s role will slightly shift towards standardization of herbal medicines.
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How to cite this article:

J.A. Ansari and N.N. Inamdar, 2010. The Promise of Traditional Medicines. International Journal of Pharmacology, 6: 808-812.

DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2010.808.812






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