Dr. Nilofar Roy
Medicines obtained from natural sources have become the basis for pharmaceutical drugs. Traditional herbal medicines are naturally occurring plant-derived substances; these have been used for treatment and cure of various diseases and as nutraceuticals.
Toxicological research and testing help to live safely and predict benefit from synthetic and natural substance while avoiding harm. The toxicity study is done for data profiling and safety of the herbal drugs, the toxicity study of various plant and herbal formulation are reported. This review briefly discusses the need of toxicity study, toxicity produced by plants and safe traditional herbal medicine.
How do I become a herbal doctor?
To become a practicing herbalist, the American Herbalists Guild recommends a program of at least 1600 hours of study at a school of herbal medicine, including a 400-hour clinical requirement. Naturopathic physicians must complete a bachelor’s degree as well as a 4-year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program.
Is a herbalist a doctor?
Herbalists are people who dedicate their lives to working with medicinal plants. They include native healers, scientists, naturopaths, holistic medical doctors, researchers, writers, herbal pharmacists, medicine makers, wildcrafters, harvesters, and herbal farmers to name a few… Medicine is an art, not just a science.