Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 291--299

Potential of herbal constituents as new natural leads against helminthiasis: A neglected tropical disease


Kiran D Patil, Shashikant B Bagade, Sanjay R Sharma, Ketan V Hatware 
 NMIMS, School of Pharmacy and Technology Management, Shirpur, India

Correspondence Address:
Shashikant B Bagade
SVKM’s NMIMS School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, Shirpur, Bank of Tapi River, Dist. Dhule, Maharashtra, 425405
India

The WHO reports that billions of people and animals in tropical and subtropical regions are affected by helminthiasis as neglected tropical disease. It is predominant in underdeveloped areas; nevertheless, the increase in the number of travelers and migrants has made this infection more common. The current mass drug treatment produces severe side effects and many strains of helminths are resistant to them. None of the chemotherapeutic drugs meets the ideal requirements of anthelmintics, such as broad spectrum of activity, single dose cure, free from side effect and cost-effectiveness. Today, many researchers are screening the traditional herbal system in search of the anthelmintic herbal constituents which overcome all the problems of synthetic drugs. Several researchers proclaim anthelmintic activity of herbal medicines by using different experimental models. The present review demonstrates natural product drug discovery, outlining potential of herbal constituents from natural sources as natural leads against helminthiasis.


How to cite this article:
Patil KD, Bagade SB, Sharma SR, Hatware KV. Potential of herbal constituents as new natural leads against helminthiasis: A neglected tropical disease.Asian Pac J Trop Med 2019;12:291-299


How to cite this URL:
Patil KD, Bagade SB, Sharma SR, Hatware KV. Potential of herbal constituents as new natural leads against helminthiasis: A neglected tropical disease. Asian Pac J Trop Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];12:291-299
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