Historically, at the end of the twentieth century, a number of traditions came to dominate the practice of traditional medicine. Among all, the herbal medicine system of ancient Greek and ancient Roman sources, the Ayurvedic medicine system from India, traditional Chinese medicine, Unani-Tibb medicine and Shamanic Herbalism were the most dominant at the end of the twentieth century.
Key Contributions to Modern MedicinesThe fundamental concepts of Modern allopathic medicine have developed from traditional (Unani and Ayurvedic) medicines.
About fifty-five percent of present Allopathic or Homeopathic medications, which are using in the world, derived from plant or herb sources.
Roughly 40% of plants provide active ingredients for modern drugs or medicines, and because of their use in traditional medicines, they came to the interest of researchers.
More than 120 active ingredients presently isolated from the medicinal herbs.
More than 8,000 active ingredients in the present pharmacopoeias extracted from plant sources.