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Title

 

 

 

 

 

A compilation of bioactive compounds from Ayurveda

 

Authors

 

Ramar Perumal Samy1, Peter Natesan Pushparaj2 and Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone1, *

 

Affiliation

 

 

1Venom and Toxin Research Programme, Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597; 2Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260

 

Email

 

antgopal@nus.edu.sg; * Corresponding author

 

Article Type

 

Database

 

Date

 

 

received August 16, 2008; accepted September 17, 2008; published November 02,

2008

Abstract

This review deals with the key bioactive compounds and the role of medicinal plants in Ayurvedic systems of medicine in India and their earlier investigation. There has been an increase in demand for the Phytopharmaceutical products of Ayurveda in Western countries, because of the fact that the allopathic drugs have more side effects. Many pharmaceutical companies are now concentrating on manufacturing of Ayurvedic Phytopharmaceutical products. Ayurveda is the Indian traditional system of medicine, which also deals about pharmaceutical science. Different type of plant parts used for the Ayurvedic formulation; overall out line of those herbal scenario and its future prospects for the scientific evaluation of medicinal plants used by traditional healers are also discussed. In India most of them, where Ayurvedic treatment is frequently used, for their ailments and provides instructions to local people how to prepare medicine from the herbs. As much as possible importance is also given for the taxonomic literature.

 

Keywords

 

Ayurvedic system; medicinal plants; Phytopharmaceutical products; allopathy, traditional healers

 

Citation

 

Perumal Samy et al., Bioinformation 3(3): 100-110 (2008)

 

Edited by

 

P. Kangueane

 

ISSN

 

0973-2063

 

Publisher

 

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

 

 

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.