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Uddappanda Bopaiah Roy, Seethalaxmi Radhakrishna, Renuka Jyothi S., Myrene Roselyn Dsouza, Parinitha Mahishi, Premalatha S.J., Sharangouda J. Patil


Herbal medications are widely used. They are frequently used in the underdeveloped countries, where they often provide pharmaceutical drugs with a more accessible and accessible alternative. As the use of herbal treatments became more widespread, people began to worry about the professionalism of practitioners as well as the quality, effectiveness, and safety of various treatment regimens as well as the available herbal and natural product options. Historically, concerns about public health have taken a back seat to concerns about regulatory hurdles and the safety, efficacy, and mechanism of action of clinical and experimental medicine. To optimize the contribution of herbal medicine to global health care systems, public health studies must take into account social, cultural, political, and economic circumstances. Currently being reviewed is the regulatory framework for dietary supplements and herbal medications. The marketing of products that adhere to quality and safety criteria will be made possible through a new registration system for traditional herbal remedies. Currently, there is cause for worry over the pharmaceutical quality of many supplemental medicines. WHO created criteria for the evaluation of herbal medicine in 1991. The standardization of natural medicines is suggested. We talk about the situation and how people view herbal medicine. Only by establishing regulatory criteria on these items, which should be produced adopting these Good Practices, would it be possible to determine whether the general public believes that natural and herbal remedies are safer than artificial ones. This article offers a comprehensive introduction to herbal medicine, covering its origins, uses, benefits, risks, quality assurance, clinical trials, drug interactions, bioavailability, marketing, regulations, and more.

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