EFFECT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY ON HERBAL DRUGS: A STATE OF THE ART REVIEW
Since ancient times, herbal medicines have been commonly used in the world and have been accepted by doctors and patients for their better medicinal value because they have less adverse effects compared to modern medicines. In order to improve patient compliance and prevent repeated administration, phytotherapeutics need a scientific method to deliver the components in a continuous manner. By developing novel drug delivery systems (NDDS) for herbal constituents, this can be done. In order to resolve non-compliance, NDDSs not only decrease repetitive administration, but also help increase the therapeutic value by reducing toxicity and increasing bioavailability. Nanotechnology is one such innovative approach. There is a possible future for nano-sized drug delivery systems of herbal drugs to boost operation and solve problems associated with plant medicines. In order to combat more chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, cancer, and others, the inclusion of nanocarriers as an NDDS in the traditional medicine system is therefore necessary.