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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 1 (2024)

The advances in polyherbal formulation


Shreeyash Kotmire, Abhishek Desai and Nilesh Chougule


Ayurveda, a traditional medicinal system originating in India, is founded on the principle of averting needless misery and encouraging a long, healthy life. Its method entails restoring equilibrium by addressing the underlying cause of illnesses with natural components, while also advocating for a balanced lifestyle to stop imbalances from happening again. Herbal medicines, with a rich historical presence in various cultures such as Indian, Greek, Egyptian, and Chinese have all been used medicinally. The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of people on the planet mostly get their medical care from traditional medicines. Known as a significant hub for biodiversity, India is home to around 45, 000 plant species, of which 15, 000 are known to have medicinal properties. Communities in India utilize 7, 000-7, 500 plants for treating various ailments.

In Ayurveda, both individual and combinations of herbs, known as polyherbal formulations, are employed for treatment. The 'Sarangdhar Samhita' in Ayurvedic literature underscores the importance of polyherbalism in boosting therapeutic effectiveness. Recognizing that the It's possible that specific plants' active phytochemical components are inadequate.for desired therapeutic effects, Ayurveda emphasizes the synergistic benefits achieved by combining multiple herbs in specific ratios. This approach not only enhances therapeutic effects but also minimizes potential toxicity. Polyherbal formulations, as highlighted in Ayurvedic literature, leverage the concept of 'panchamahabhutas, ' emphasizing the balance of five elemental forces in the body.

Furthermore, Ayurveda recognizes the holistic nature of health, addressing physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The integration of polyherbalism aligns with Ayurvedic principles of personalized medicine, where formulations are tailored to an individual's unique constitution or dosha.

This review delves into the critical role of polyherbalism in Ayurveda, exploring its clinical significance and the intricate balance it seeks to achieve in promoting comprehensive well-being. Key terms such as Ayurveda, panchamahabhutas, and polyherbal formulation are pivotal in understanding the depth and breadth of this traditional medicinal system.

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How to cite this article:
Shreeyash Kotmire, Abhishek Desai and Nilesh Chougule. The advances in polyherbal formulation. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(1):210-221. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i1c.14828

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