Unexplored Medicinal Plants of Potential Therapeutic Importance: A Review 

Shehla Adhami, Seerat Siraj, Humaira Farooqi*
Department of Biotechnology, School of Chemical and Life Sciences, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
Corresponding Author: [email protected]; Tel: 9811483436
Recieved Date: December 20, 2017; Accepted Date: January 04, 2018; Published Date: 07 January 2018
Citation: Adhami S, Siraj S, Farooqi H. Unexplored Medicinal Plants of Potential Therapeutic Importance: A Review. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2018; 2(1):3-11.  https://doi.org//10.26538/tjnpr/v2i1.2
Copyright: © 2018 Adhami et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Herbalism is the old concept employing plants as medicinal agents. Herbology or Herbal Medicine refers to the use of plants for medicinal purposes and study of such uses. Since prehistoric era, the use of plants as medicine has been documented in indigenous traditional knowledge systems around the world. Following the perspective of ethnopharmacology, many plants have been taken into consideration for the prevention and cure of the various ailments of the current era. Many medicinal plants like Curcuma longa, Panax Ginseng, Commiphora wightii, Zingiber officinale have been investigated intensely for their therapeutic properties and have been recognised well for their beneficial effects. However, the vast databases of medicinal plant are still unexplored and needs attention. The current review discusses some chosen unexplored medicinal plants of therapeutic importance which could attract the attention of researchers in the field of herbal medicine to investigate and explore their clinical efficacy and medicinal potential as new therapeutic agents in disease prevention.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, Disease prevention, Phytomedicine, Ethnopharmacology.
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