Besides, these plants play a critical role in the development of human cultures around the whole world. Moreover, some plants consider an important source of nutrition and as a result of that these plants are also recommended for their therapeutic values.
From ancient times medicinal plants had been used by all cultures throughout world including India that has one of the oldest, richest, and most diverse cultures.
Advances in clinical research and quality control showed a greater value of herbal medicine in the treatment and help to overcome from many diseases. It has been estimated that about 13,000 species of plants have been employed for at least a century as traditional medicines by various cultures around the world.
There is a growing interest in correlating the phytochemical constituents of a plant with its pharmacological activity.
In terms of therapeutic actions, more attention has been paid to CNS-active, cytoprotective, immunomodulators and chemotherapeutic plant products.
Phytoceuticals have opened up an entirely new field for exploration and, in the near future, dietary modulation of diseases may emerge as an alternative mode of therapy.
In addition to the proper utilization of technological advances, a logical interpretation of the codified language of traditional medicine also becomes a necessity in order to further promote research in this field.