An overview of therapeutic potential of phytochemical constituents from endemic medicinal plants

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Author: 
Sundar S.K

Traditional system of medicinal consists of large number of plants with various medicinal and pharmacological importances and hence represents a priceless tank of new bioactive molecules. Medicinal plants and derived medicine are widely used in traditional cultures all over the world and they are becoming increasingly popular in modern society as natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals (Vanwyk and Wink, 2009). At the present juncture, the modern conventional healthcare is burdened with great problems of unsafe medicines, chronic diseases, resistant infections, auto immune disorders and degenerative disorders of ageing, despite great scientific advances. More than 70% of India‟s 1.1 billion Populations still use these non-allopathic systems of medicine. India possesses almost 8% of the estimated biodiversity of the world with around 0.126% million species (Jain et al., 2006).

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411-413
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