Herbal medicines used in the traditional Indian medicinal system as a therapeutic treatment option for overweight and obesity management

A review

Rohit Kumar Verma, Thomas Paraidathathu

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    12 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    In recent years, obesity has become a major health problem worldwide, affecting people across all ages, sex, ethnicities, and races, and its prevalence has been increasing at an alarming rate. Currently, pharmacologic agents available to treat obesity carry high costs and serious side effects. In contrast, natural products used in the conventional Indian medicinal system have been applied effectively in clinical practice and may be potential targets in the development of future cost effective anti-obesity drugs with less side effects. A comprehensive chemical and pharmacological review of numerous bioactive constituents established in Indian medicinal plants used to treat obesity was performed. Data on 30 medicinal plants were reviewed, taking into consideration their biological sources, anti-obesity active principles, and pharmacological test results, which are typically applied in the indigenous Indian system of medicine. In the modern era, various medicines have been developed for overweight and obese people, but nearly all are chemical or biochemical agents. There is a need to create awareness regarding the evidence for and use of herbal medicines in the management and treatment of obesity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)40-47
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Volume6
    Issue numberSUPPL. 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Fingerprint

    Herbal Medicine
    Obesity
    Medicinal Plants
    Anti-Obesity Agents
    Pharmacology
    Therapeutics
    Costs and Cost Analysis
    Systems Analysis
    Biological Products

    Keywords

    • Appropriate herbal formulation
    • Clinician-pharmacist expectations
    • Natural medicine
    • Obesity
    • Overweight management
    • Potential risks
    • Randomised clinical trial
    • Traditional indian medicine

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pharmaceutical Science
    • Pharmacology

    Cite this

    Herbal medicines used in the traditional Indian medicinal system as a therapeutic treatment option for overweight and obesity management : A review. / Verma, Rohit Kumar; Paraidathathu, Thomas.

    In: International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 6, No. SUPPL. 2, 2014, p. 40-47.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    @article{75f6c3845a0b4d1799c6b01b2109470b,
    title = "Herbal medicines used in the traditional Indian medicinal system as a therapeutic treatment option for overweight and obesity management: A review",
    abstract = "In recent years, obesity has become a major health problem worldwide, affecting people across all ages, sex, ethnicities, and races, and its prevalence has been increasing at an alarming rate. Currently, pharmacologic agents available to treat obesity carry high costs and serious side effects. In contrast, natural products used in the conventional Indian medicinal system have been applied effectively in clinical practice and may be potential targets in the development of future cost effective anti-obesity drugs with less side effects. A comprehensive chemical and pharmacological review of numerous bioactive constituents established in Indian medicinal plants used to treat obesity was performed. Data on 30 medicinal plants were reviewed, taking into consideration their biological sources, anti-obesity active principles, and pharmacological test results, which are typically applied in the indigenous Indian system of medicine. In the modern era, various medicines have been developed for overweight and obese people, but nearly all are chemical or biochemical agents. There is a need to create awareness regarding the evidence for and use of herbal medicines in the management and treatment of obesity.",
    keywords = "Appropriate herbal formulation, Clinician-pharmacist expectations, Natural medicine, Obesity, Overweight management, Potential risks, Randomised clinical trial, Traditional indian medicine",
    author = "Verma, {Rohit Kumar} and Thomas Paraidathathu",
    year = "2014",
    language = "English",
    volume = "6",
    pages = "40--47",
    journal = "International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences",
    issn = "0975-1491",
    publisher = "IJPPS",
    number = "SUPPL. 2",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Herbal medicines used in the traditional Indian medicinal system as a therapeutic treatment option for overweight and obesity management

    T2 - A review

    AU - Verma, Rohit Kumar

    AU - Paraidathathu, Thomas

    PY - 2014

    Y1 - 2014

    N2 - In recent years, obesity has become a major health problem worldwide, affecting people across all ages, sex, ethnicities, and races, and its prevalence has been increasing at an alarming rate. Currently, pharmacologic agents available to treat obesity carry high costs and serious side effects. In contrast, natural products used in the conventional Indian medicinal system have been applied effectively in clinical practice and may be potential targets in the development of future cost effective anti-obesity drugs with less side effects. A comprehensive chemical and pharmacological review of numerous bioactive constituents established in Indian medicinal plants used to treat obesity was performed. Data on 30 medicinal plants were reviewed, taking into consideration their biological sources, anti-obesity active principles, and pharmacological test results, which are typically applied in the indigenous Indian system of medicine. In the modern era, various medicines have been developed for overweight and obese people, but nearly all are chemical or biochemical agents. There is a need to create awareness regarding the evidence for and use of herbal medicines in the management and treatment of obesity.

    AB - In recent years, obesity has become a major health problem worldwide, affecting people across all ages, sex, ethnicities, and races, and its prevalence has been increasing at an alarming rate. Currently, pharmacologic agents available to treat obesity carry high costs and serious side effects. In contrast, natural products used in the conventional Indian medicinal system have been applied effectively in clinical practice and may be potential targets in the development of future cost effective anti-obesity drugs with less side effects. A comprehensive chemical and pharmacological review of numerous bioactive constituents established in Indian medicinal plants used to treat obesity was performed. Data on 30 medicinal plants were reviewed, taking into consideration their biological sources, anti-obesity active principles, and pharmacological test results, which are typically applied in the indigenous Indian system of medicine. In the modern era, various medicines have been developed for overweight and obese people, but nearly all are chemical or biochemical agents. There is a need to create awareness regarding the evidence for and use of herbal medicines in the management and treatment of obesity.

    KW - Appropriate herbal formulation

    KW - Clinician-pharmacist expectations

    KW - Natural medicine

    KW - Obesity

    KW - Overweight management

    KW - Potential risks

    KW - Randomised clinical trial

    KW - Traditional indian medicine

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84896453219&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84896453219&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    M3 - Article

    VL - 6

    SP - 40

    EP - 47

    JO - International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    JF - International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    SN - 0975-1491

    IS - SUPPL. 2

    ER -