RECENT TREND IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE DOSAGE FORM AND PRESENT STATUS OF UNANI AND AYURVEDIC MEDICINEAbstract
Traditional medicine is finding more significance and application today, particularly when we are facing difficulty in the management of numerous medical conditions. More effective and palatable drug dosage forms are needed in the modern era. The recent trend in traditional medicine dosage forms is to enhance the solubility, bioavailability, pharmacological activity, stability, reduce the toxicity and increase the compliance, etc. Oral dosage form which can address these factors are granules (effervescent and rapid release granules), tablets (fast dissolving and rapid disintegrating tablet), capsules, suspension, syrups, etc. and topical dosage form includes toothpaste, natural hair dye, face pack, hand wash, liniment spray and roll-on, gel, creams (emulsion), shampoo, etc. Contemporary, traditional pharmacies including several Ayurvedic pharmacies have already implemented these new trends and launched several new dosage forms apart from traditional under cover of conventional knowledge; few of such Unani products have also been launched. There is an immense need to adopt these recent trends in respect of the dosage form in Unani and another Indian traditional medicine pharmacy for adaptation on Global scenario.
Zaigham, Hamiduddin *, A. Tauheed and A. Ali
Department of Ilmul Saidla, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
18 July 2018
12 October 2018
19 November 2018
01 April 2019