A REVIEW ON AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR EYE DISORDERS FROM ANCIENT TO MODERN ERAAbstract
The management of eye disorders by chemical drugs without any side effects is still a challenge to the medical system. But the herbal medicines have potential to overcome the limitations associated with conventional drugs. Therefore; many efforts have been made to identify new medicinal plants from different sources because of their effectiveness, fewer side effects and relatively low cost. Approximately 200 plants worldwide have been documented to support treatment of eye disorders and several plant species have been advocated in Traditional Indian Medicine for their ophthalmic effects. In the present review it is proposed to highlight the medicinal plants used from ancient time for the treatment of eye diseases, their merits and demerits and role of Modern medicines over demerits of medicinal plants traditionally used for eye disorders. Review concluded that by using techniques and polymers of modern era, the best Ayurvedic formulations may be developed.
Pooja*, V.K. Lal and A.Verma
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, IFTM University, Moradabad, India.
22 April, 2014
21 June, 2014
08 August, 2014
01 December 2014