Chaughule Ramesh*, Dabhade Kalpana, Pednekar Suhas, Barve Rajesh
Keywords: Homeopathy, Nanoparticles, Clinical trials, <I>Terminalia arjuna</I>, <I>Holarrhena antidysenterica</I>, <I>Aegle marmelos</I>.
Nature always stands as a golden mark to exemplify the outstanding phenomena of symbiosis. The consumption of plant-based medicines and other botanicals has increased manifold in recent years. The use of herbal medicine due to toxicity and side effects of allopathic medicines, has led to the sudden increase in the number of herbal drug manufacturers. The plant kingdom specifically provides the source for the greater part of homeopathic remedies. The nano-particulate properties of homeopathic medicines and on adaptive nonlinear responses of living systems to low-dose treatments casts doubt on the simplistic dismissal of the entire field. Furthermore, a growing body of clinical evidence including comparative effectiveness trials on thousands of homeopathic patients, a strong safety record, and cost-effectiveness data, make homeopathy a therapeutic strategy that merits consideration. In this paper, emphasis has been given to plants used in homeopathy like Terminalia arjuna, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Aegle marmelos.