Herbal Medicine of the 21st Century: A Focus on the Chemistry, Pharmacokinetics and Toxicity of Five Widely Advocated Phytotherapies.
AbstractWidely advocated for their health benefits worldwide, herbal medicine (HM) has evolved into a billion dollar generating industry. Much is known on their wellness, prophylactic and therapeutic benefits for the relief of both minor to chronic ailments given their long-standing use among various cultures. On the other hand, their equally meaningful chemistry, pharmacokinetic, interaction and toxicity profile has been poorly researched and documented. Consequently, this review is an attempt to highlight the health benefits, pharmacokinetic, interaction and toxicity profile of five globally famous HM.