Medicinal Plants in Light of History: Recognized Therapeutic Modality

J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2014 Jul;19(3):216-219. doi: 10.1177/2156587214533346.


Medicinal plants have an unbelievable history in terms of serving humanity in almost all continents of the world. Traditional healers have transferred that incredible knowledge from generation to generation. Even modernity or cultural revolutions have not altered the in-depth wisdom of this natural medical paradigm. Pharmacological rationale in light of traditional uses followed by phytochemical studies could surely bring a new revolution in the treatment of diseases.

Keywords: global recognition; historical perspective; medicinal plants.