Our country has a vast knowledge base of Ayurveda, importance of which is realized in the recent years. The conventional drug delivery system used for administering the herbal medicine to the patient is traditional and out-of-date as it reduces efficacy of the drug. If the novel drug delivery technology is applied in herbal medicine, it may increase the efficacy by reducing the side effects of various herbal compounds. This is the basic idea behind incorporating herbal drug in novel method of drug delivery. This article summarizes various nanoparticulate technologies that have been studied for the delivery of herbal medicines and which are gaining more attention for improved therapeutic response.
Keywords : Herbal Medicines, Novel Formulation, Nanoparticles, Drug Delivery, Drug Targeting.