Nowadays the practice of using therapy based on traditional herbal medicine is gaining more awareness worldwide in both human and animal health care systems. In a study scientists have reviewed the sustainable therapeutic and production improvement, based on herbs, especially in poultry section1.
Herbal medicine or herbalism is widespread throughout the world. This practice is common in every religion from Arab world to modern American communities. In India it is known as Ayurvedic medicines and it possess around 20,000 medicinal plants species2, 3.
In livestock sector, poultry industry has been rising indefatigably over years around the globe with more important sources of animal proteins4. Poultry production systems are the most rigorously nurtured with progress particularly in the areas of genetic improvement, management and organization of dietary requirements, nutrition, and disease control along with the pressure of escalating stipulate for poultry products as well as pressure of emerging pathogens4.
The appearance of new pathogens or one alternate of an old pathogen has the ability to extend quickly and ruin the whole flocks. So this zone is defectively in requirement of sustainable therapeutic and production aids especially based on herbs because of the advantages like, low cost, easy availability, no residual effect, free from the threat of antibiotic resistance etc5
The sustainable current and future prospect of poultry sector demands the most favorable and precise execution of herbal remedies which conquer the disadvantages of widespread allopathic drugs. The incredible potentials of traditional, botanical, herbal, and medicinal plants could be made realistic with the addition of the topical progress in science and technologies including biotechnology, nanotechnology and molecular biology. Also, there is a great need to strengthen Research and Developmental facilities for integration of these modern and novel scientific advances with herbal usages.
Scientist says that more studies should be done for project formulations, in order to assess the potential of medicinal plants. Discover new beneficial active compounds, revealing mechanism of actions of individual herbs in particular, herbal metabolites and standardization of doses, purification and extracting procedures, so as to authenticate, strengthen and widen the beneficial usages of these traditional medicines.
Apart from this, stern excellence control and dictatorial actions need to be implemented so as to ensure the standards and keep away from defilement of these various traditional medicines availability. All these looms would help to establish the medicinal and health values of herbs and their products which would make them promoted and popularized as well as accepted by mass community with dimension and practical applications for animal and human health benefits as well as poultry industry. These will all together improve prospects of this traditional wealth towards modern medicines, drugs and health care products derived from their origin to improve the market potential and commercialization aspects at global level.
Written by: Rabeeia
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21 August, 2019