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Herbal Medicine Incorporated Nanoparticles: Advancements in Herbal Treatment

Use of herbal medicines dates back long history. These days the use of herbal medicines has increased because of their ability to treat different diseases with fewer side effects. However, the effective drug delivery of herbal medicines has not still been achieved. Different scientific approaches are being developed these days to deliver herbal medicines. Novel formulations including nanoparticles have been developed for the effective delivery of herbal drugs. Nanoparticulate formulations such as polymeric nanoparticles, liposomes, proliposomes, solid lipid nanoparticles and microemulsions present potential to deliver herbal medicines effectively. This article summarizes various nanoparticulate technologies that have been studied for the delivery of herbal medicines and which are gaining more attention for improved therapeutic response.

Author(s): Raj Kumar Thapa, Gulam Muhammad Khan, Kalpana Parajuli-Baral, Parbati Thapa