Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'ceu-00005024
Title: A comparative study of regulatory requirements for herbal medicines in India and Europe
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Herbal medicines and their preparations have been widely used for thousands of years by developed and developing countries. Herbal medicines are widely used which are derived from natural source. The use of herbal medicines helped to cure lots of diseases in India and other countries. Herbal medicines do not have any side effects and no adverse reactions. The primary objective of this study is to understand the registration process of herbals in emerging market and regulated market, i.e., India and EU. In recent decades, natural products have gained lot of attention in pharmaceutical research field. The cost of the treatment, duration of illness, and toxicity of allopathic drugs cause an increase in the use of alternative systems of medicines, which lead to the drastic development of herbal medicine industry. The estimation of global market by 2022 is $1.12 trillion and this shows that the pharma needs globally. Herbal medicine promotes prevention through a wellness approach so that a body can heal itself. The World Health Organization recommends the practice of the traditional system of medicine as it is affordable, safe, and culturally acceptable. Most herbal products on the market today have not been subjected to drug approval process to demonstrate their safety and effectiveness. India has set of well-recorded and well-practiced knowledge of traditional herbal medicine. The Indian systems of medicine, i.e., Siddha, Ayurveda, and Unani mainly encompass herbal medicines along with herbomineral formulations. Knowledge of herbal products has become critical in several areas. There are various names for herbal medicines in different countries, i.e., Ayurvedic, Siddha, and Unani drugs in India, traditional medicine in EU. Comparison study helps to understand the various differences between the registration process in regulated and emerging market. The main aim is to understand the regulatory process of registration process of herbals in various regulated and emerging markets.

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    Suhas Shankar Joshi, V. Balamuralidhara*

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    Department of Pharmaceutics, Regulatory Affairs Group, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Balamuralidhara, Department of Pharmaceutics, Regulatory Affairs Group, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, S S Nagar, Mysuru - 570 015, Karnataka, India.

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    Suhas Shankar Joshi, V. Balamuralidhara*

    Title:A comparative study of regulatory requirements for herbal medicines in India and Europe
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (May)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (687-691)
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    Methodology:A comparative study, regulatory requirements
    Research Materials: Allopathic drugs

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Allopathic drugs Ayurvedic Siddha Unani drugs Drastic development Herbals

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