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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2023, Volume : 11, Issue : 2
First page : (30) Last page : (41)
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The Role of Medicinal Plants in Drug Discovery across the World

S Rehan Ahmad1* and Sahita Karmakar2
1*Assistant Professor, Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Kolkata, W.B, India
2Asutosh College, University of Calcutta Kolkata India

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Received: 5.02.2023 | Revised: 12.04.2023 | Accepted: 18.04.2023 


Throughout the dawn of time, medicinal plants have been crucial in minimizing human suffering from ailments, afflictions, and diseases. This study examines the pharmacological role, contributions, and value of medicinal plants in treating significant illnesses for public health, emphasizing the current strategic approaches to disease prevention. Interest in complementary therapies and the therapeutic use of plants has increased as a result of the crucial role that medicinal plants have played in the sustainable management of human health. This is because it is cheaper than manufactured, synthetic kinds of Medicine. Yet, medicinal plants are in peril because of man's intervention and unregulated wild collection. It is thus advised that purposeful domestication and cultivation efforts are crucial for ensuring a steady supply of these plant species.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, herbal drug, pharmaceutical role, economic value, primary and secondary metabolites.

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Cite this article: Ahmad, S.R. & Karmakar, S. (2023). The Role of Medicinal Plants in Drug Discovery across the World, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci.11(2), 30-41. doi: