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Dengue

#Dengue

FEW PLANT-DERIVED DRUGS
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  • Analgesics: Aspirin: Salix species Morphine, Codeine;Papaver somniferum
  • Cardiotonic: Digitalin: Digitalis purpurea
  • Malaria: Quinine: Cinchona spp Artemsinin: Artemisia annua
  • Antihypertensive: Reserpine: Rauwolfia serpentina
  • Memory enhancement: Physostigmine: Physostigma venenosum
  • Muscle relaxant: Tubocurarine:Chondrodendron spp

PLANT-DERIVED ANTICANCER DRUGS IN CLINICAL USE OR DEVELOPMENT
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• Vinblastine/Vincristine: Catharanthus roseus

  • Etoposide: Podophyllum species
  • Paclitaxel/Docetaxel: Taxus species
  • Topotecan/Irinotecan: Camptotheca acuminata
  • Homoharringtonine: Cephalotaxus harringtonia
  • Flavopiridol: Synthetic based on rohutikine
    Dysoxylum binectariferum
  • Combretastatins: Combretum caffrum

And many more.

We can’t eat the plant as a whole or even eat the plant as some are toxic in order to get the effect of these drugs.

Three main process involved in making of drugs are
1. Extraction
2. Isolation
3. Characterization

Of the bioactive compounds in the plant. And this isn’t a easy process. Below in the comment section is a link where you can find the details.

Each extract is studied under the following headings

  • drug composition and properties,
    •synthesis and drug design,
    •molecular and cellular mechanisms,
    •organ/systems mechanisms,
    •signal transduction/cellular communication, •molecular diagnostics,
    •interactions,
    •toxicology,
    •chemical biology therapy
    • antipathogenic capabilities.

Every drug has to be reviewed with its

* Pharmacodynamic (effect of drug on body)

*Pharmacokinetics (effect on drug by our body)
properties.

Each and every drug must be delivered at the right dose / concentration/ ratio etc etc

And this can’t be achieved by preparing nilavembu kashayam or papaya leaf extract at home.

Home preparation doesn’t provide you the active compound in this right way.