There are 500 significant periodicals published in the world covering medicinal plants. A lot of patent are filed on herbal researches from about 48 countries claiming new findings but the source of information basically Ayurveda; WHO, UNESCO,NIH like agencies at world level have developed their faith in Ayurveda.
Today, more than 80% of prescriptions issued by practitioners of modern medicine include one or more preparation having herbal drugs.
International Trade Center- UNCTAD/ GATT Geneva show that import of medicinal plants increased from $ 355m (1976) to $551m in 1980.
In USA ~ 20% of the world market with respect to drugs and pharmaceuticals, more than 25% prescriptions have one/ more plant origin compound/ constituent. This herbal market has a great potential in coming years.
Some of drugs used in modern medicine derived from Ayurvedic herbs- Codeine [Papaver somniferum], Atropine [Hyoscyamucm uticus], Ephedrine [Ephedra spp], Bromohexine [Adatoda vasaka], Digitoxin, Digitalis, Digoxin [Digitalis lanata], Theophylline[Caffeaarasica], Paperverine[Papaversp], Colchicine[Colchinum actummode], Quinine [Cinchona], Vincristine, Vinblastine [Vinca rosa], Taxol [Taxus brew folia]
The uses of some herb’s or their derived medicines do not form the soul of Ayurveda but its natural analyzing methods the state of personalized health & adopting the reversal mechanics… 1. Analysis of genetic make up of person with simple yet unique clinical parameters 2. Disease diagnosis with holistic parameters 3. The effects of dietary contents in creating & managing diseases 4. The role of dietary habits in manifestation & reversing the disease 5.The role of habitat in manifestation & reversing the disease 6.The role lifestyle on state of health & its regaining 7.The role of environment,seasonal variations, circadian rhythms & age in state of health & reversing the diseases. 8. The thought pattern including social behavior, in relation to cosmos and its effects on state of health & its regaining.