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Application of Nanotechnology to the Extraction of Herbal Components for Medicinal Uses

[ Vol. 5 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Pratibha Salunkhe, Priya Bhoyar, Amravati Gode and Sandeep P. Shewale*   Pages 4 - 11 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Herbal medicine is central to Indian medicinal treatment, which has been known as Ayurveda traditionally. There are hundreds of herbs that have the qualities to treat several kinds of diseases, even critical and chronic ones. Importantly, these herbs have hardly any side effects. Herbal medicine is manufactured from herbal extracts. Hence, the method of extracting herbal extracts assumes high importance in manufacturing herbal medicines.

There are several methods for extracting herbs. However, the novel drug delivery system (NDDS)-nanotechnology has been gaining popularity as a method to extract herbal extracts. NDDS offers miraculous promises as it is a complete processing system that combines the methods of drug formulation (pharmaceutics), biochemistry, molecular biology, and process and technology. In this method, a nano-sized drug release system is used to transmit medicines on the targeted parts of the human body safely. NDDS serves many purposes, such as it minimizes the requirement of frequent supervision to conquer refusal, enhances the remedial worth, minimizes toxicity, and rises bioavailability.

There are many advantages to the targeted drug release system, such as it reduces the frequency of the dosages taken by the patients, has a more uniformed effect of the drug, reduces any possibility of side effects, and controls fluctuation in circulating drug levels.

Keywords:

Nanotechnology, herbal medication, drug formulation, novel drug delivery system, pharmaceutics and molecular biology, therapeutic effects.

Affiliation:

School of Chemical Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi (D), Pune, School of Chemical Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi (D), Pune, School of Chemical Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi (D), Pune, School of Chemical Engineering, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi (D), Pune

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