GENERAL AWARENESS TO COMMON MEDICINAL HERBS, “THE NATURAL, DOESN’T MEANS SAFE” – A REVIEWAbstract
The term “Naturals are the safer” is quite trendy, but the incomplete knowledge of the natural herbs interaction may result in several allergies and unwanted effects that may even take life and sometimes be critical to a life-threatening extent. The responsibility of the FDA is to ensure that the safety and efficacy of the drug consumed by humans and veterinary should be worthful and should cause no harm to their life. FDA also plays a vital role in the protection of public health by ensuring the effectiveness of the biological product and medical devices. Still, FDA does not show the same concern and guidelines for the efficacy and safety studies used for the common prescribed herbal drugs, dietary supplements, and marketing in the public domain. AS the favorability and likeliness of patients are inclining towards herbal remedies, there is increased production of such products. While manufacturing these products, the producers cannot submit the proof of safety and efficacy laid by the USFDA guidelines to the FDA before marketing. This is the major reason for the adverse drug effects and drug interactions associated with the herbal remedies; also, their effects are largely unknown in the public domain. This article summarizes the adverse drug event and side effects of various herbs and herbal medicines. Some herbs and herbal drugs are discussed in this article about their life-threatening side effects, excessive use, contraindications, drug interactions, etc.
M. S. Prajapati, K. R. Shahir and P. K. Kulkarni *
Pharmaceutical Science, Gahlot Institute of Pharmacy, Koparkhairane, Navi-Mumbai, University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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