called artemisinin “a gift for the world’s people from traditional Chinese medicine,” and urged researchers to turn to herbs in the search for cures for infectious diseases
Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine, is one of oldest medical systems in the world. Ayurveda is also the first complete medical system which has identified specialties such as General medicine, Surgery, Head & Neck medicine, Psychiatry, Mother & child health, Reproductive medicine, Geriatrics and Toxicology. It is a structured medical system with a view on diseases causative factors, pathologica framework and specific treatments. But more than just a medical system Ayurveda is a way of life which encompasses practices to stay healthy day and night, seasons and even preventive measures during epidemics.
The pharmaceutical Industry is going through a rough phase as investment has increased substantially inrecent years but, number of innovative drugs approved by FDA has steadily decreased. Advancements made in Translational research field, development of combinatorial chemistry libraries, biomarker led-drug discovery have led to new ways of approaching drug discovery, but have not been able to provide an end to the drought in drug molecule search. ‘One gene-one disease-one drug’ approach and ‘Multi drug driven- System based approach’, both have found its own set of followers but none have been proven till date as a perfect approach. Amidst all these different approaches and urgency, a field which is neglected by the western team and should have found place along with Translational research is learning’s and findings from Traditional medicine.generic cialis online usa