Globally, natural medicine has been considered an important alternative to modern allopathic medicine. Although natural medicines are popular in the society, only few medicinal herbs have been scientifically evaluated for their potential in medical treatment. This book discusses several issues on evaluation and clinical aspects of herbal medicine, safety evaluation, metabolite profiling, biomarker analysis, formulation, and stability testing. It covers diverse nutritional challenges and potential health benefits, regulations around the world and regulatory hurdles, novel food innovation especially seed-to-clinic approaches, as well as future trends.
Introduction. Phytopharmaceuticals: Challenges and Opportunities. Globalization of Traditional Medicine under Modern Medicine Portfolio. Illness to Wellness: Paradigm Shift in Disease Prevention. Single Herb-Based Therapies. Role of the Ayurvedic Medicinal Herb Bacopa Monnieri in Child and Adolescent Populations. Efficacy of Black Cohosh Medicines for Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms. Therapeutic Applications of Fenugreek. Pine Bark Extract. Nelumbo Nucifera. Multi Herbs-Based Therapies. ADHD: Safety, Efficacy, and Therapeutic Potential of Combination Therapy. Botanical Drugs as Emerging Strategy in IBD. Herbal Medicines in Viral Diseases. Botanical Polyphenols against Stress-Induced Depression and Cognitive Impairment. Marketing and Product Positioning. Science to Business Viability. Clinical Trial Protocols for Herbal Drugs – Perspectives of India. Safety Assessment and Toxicological Evaluation of Herbal Medicine. Pharmaco-Vigilance Study of Herbals. Regulatory Categorization. Medical Foods in Food-Drug Interphase. Personalization: An Emerging Platform of Clinical Research and Application. Dynamic Regulatory Perspective of Complementary and Alternative Medicine around the World. Regulatory Challenges for Clinical Research in Herbal Medicines. New Journeys through Categorization. Evidence-Based Approaches for Drug Development from Ayurveda. Phyto-drugs Useful in Antimicrobial Resistance. TCM and its Perspectives for Development Promotion. Future Trends. Botanical Marijuana vs. Synthetic Cannabinoid Drugs. New Perspectives on Innovative Drug Discovery. Integration of Traditional Medicine in Healthcare Systems. Development of Safe and Effective Botanical Drugs. Metabolomics Studies for Medicinal Plants.