Herbal Drug Toxicity

Herbs are the mines of useful drugs but due to presence of certain chemical constituents they produce the toxicity. The wonderful references and treatises on herbal cure that have been available in ancient literature. Most of the people used natural plants for diagnosis and treatment of disease as home remedies. The present review mainly focuses on some medicinal plants with their biological sources, chemical constituents, usual doses and adverse effects.

HERBAL DRUG TOXICITY-A REVIEW

 

Mishra B. Shanti 1, Dwivedi Sumeet2 and   Shashi Alok 3

1,Vinayaka Mission's College of Pharmacy, Salem (T.N.)

2, Chordia Institute of Pharmacy, Indore (M.P.)

3, I.E.S.College of Pharmacy Bhopal (M.P.)

ABSTRACT

Herbs are the mines of useful drugs but due to presence of certain chemical constituents they produce the toxicity. The wonderful references and treatises on herbal cure that have been available in ancient literature. Most of the people used natural plants for diagnosis and treatment of disease as home remedies. Later on powerful synthetic drugs come into practice, which cures the disease at faster rate than herbal drugs. As time goes the excessive use of these drugs shows unwanted toxic effects. Again it is time of natural drugs comes in practice, as a safer drugs but most of peoples unaware of the adverse effects of some medicinal plants which were used frequently as home remedies as well as herbal drugs. The present review mainly focuses on some medicinal plants with their biological sources, chemical constituents, usual doses and adverse effects.

 

For Correspondence:

Shanti B. Mishra

Vinayaka Mission's College of Pharmacy,

Salem (T.N.)

E-Mail: shanti321181yahoo.co.in, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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