Herbal Novel Drug Delivery
Novel drug delivery system addresses the limitations of the traditional drug delivery systems. We have a vast knowledge of Ayurveda and the drug delivery system used for administering the herbal medicine to the patient is traditional. So it is important to integrate novel drug delivery system and Indian Ayurvedic medicines to combat serious diseases.
Reasons for using herbal medicines are 1. Growing concern over the reliance and safety of drugs 2.Failure of modern medicine to treat most common health conditions 3. Natural medicines are producing better results without side effects.
Novel herbal formulations like polymeric herbal Nano-carriers, phytosomes, herbosomes, pro-niosomes, Nano emulsions, microsphere, transferosomes, implants and ethosomes has been reported using bioactive plant extracts. Advantages include Solubility, bioavailability enhancements, reduced toxicity, improved pharmacological activity, sustained delivery, and protection from physical and chemical degradation. Many formulations are produced from various herbal drugs such as curcumin, quercetin, silybin, bilobalide, marsupsin, andrographolide.
According to WHO because of poverty and lack of access to modern medicine as well as self-belief, about 65-80% of the world's population living in developing and developed countries depends on plants for primary health.