Phytochemical and Pharmacological Studies of Traditionally Used Herbal Plants and their
Potential Applications in Nutraceutical Formulations
Diksha Sharma1, Radhna Gupta2 and Farhan Mohiuddin Bhat3*
1Research Scholar, Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, HP, India
2Professor, Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, HP, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology, CSK
Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, HP, India
*Corresponding Author: Farhan Mohiuddin Bhat, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, HP, India.
August 10, 2023; Published: October 09, 2023
Herbal plants are being used for therapeutic purposes to cure diverse forms of diseases since centuries ago. Many medicinal therapists across the world utilize these herbs for the treatment of diseases, such as ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. The use of herbal based medicines considered as safe with no side effects have increased at an alarming pace as compared to synthetic drugs globally. Medicinal herbs have been validated to eradicate the core of diseased ailments irrespective of age group and are having lesser chances of developing adverse effects due to chemical interactions and microbial resistance as induced by most of the synthetic drugs. Considering the multiple biological activities, which are beneficial for healthy functioning of human body including prevention of cancers, inflammations, infections, antiseptics, antimicrobial, antidiarrheal, antioxidants and innumerable healing characteristics. In this study, we assessed the potential benefits and bioactive compounds present in diverse ranges of medicinal herbs, so that it could provide a valid source for practitioners and those interested in formulation of health promoting supplements and nutraceuticals. The chemical composition of medicinal herbs not only enables a researcher to enhance health by curing a specific disease but also to preserve a formulated food product with natural based remedies. Products developed from herbal combinations have been found to reduce toxicity in human body along with improving efficacy.
Keywords: Medicinal Herbs; Bioactive Composition; Pharmalogical Properties
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