Dr. Kumar Pati has built a Modern Medicinal Plants Extraction facility and Analytical Research and Development Laboratory in Odisha, India
GLOBAL IMPORTANCE OF MEDICINAL PLANTS
By Dr.Abhay Kumar Pati, CEO Best Nutrition Products Inc USA
Biotechayur Pvt Ltd, Khantapara & Seragargh, Balasore, Odisha, India
The importance of medicinal plants taking the world towards prevention rather than cure through the help of herbal medicinal plants
Ø Medicinal plants have always played an important role in medicine
Ø Medicinal plants have always been considered a healthy source of life
Ø 15,000 to 20,0000 plants have good medicinal value and used in modern medicine
Ø Medicinal herbs & wild herbs play an important role in the lives of rural people,
In particular, the source of earning a large proportion of the world’s recognized medicinal plants
.Throughout history, plants have been of great importance to medicine. 80 percent of all medicinal drugs originate from wild medicinal plants, such as those in Ayurvedic Indian Indigenous or Traditional Chinese medicine sources.
.Hundreds of medicinal plants can be grown in temperate climate and there are probably a great deal more with properties as yet unknown and undiscovered. Taking medicinal plants causes a gradual beneficial change in the body, usually through improved nutrition and elimination without having any marked specific action.
.The importance of medicinal plants are growing in many countries, particularly in India and China and many plants have patents in their country of origin. In some cases, no other countries can claim the origination of such rare plants (i.e. Neem Plant in India). It is estimated that a 80% of the people in India and China depend on their traditional system of medicinal plants in Ayurvedic or Chinese medicine.
.Ancient man is known to have utilized plants as drugs for millennia. Based on current knowledge (at least in the West), we know that extracts of some of these plants are useful in a crude form such as:
a) Atropa Belladonna as an antispasmodic
b) Rauwolfia Serpentia Root for hypertension (as a tranquilizer)
c) Papaver Somiferum Extract Tincture as an analgesic
We know more than 200 chemical substances of known structure are still extracted from plants that are useful as drugs throughout the world. A large number of medicinal plants are used in traditional medical practices and have been used for more than 3000 years, such as Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine
Global Importance of Medicinal Plants
It is necessary to define the term ‘medicinal plants’, as we have chosen to select the broadest definition that includes all higher plants that have been alleged to have medicinal properties, i.e effects that relate to health or which have been proven to be useful as drugs by Western Standards, or which contain constituents that are used as drugs.
On a global basis, it appears that the only consolidated source of information on the monetary value of medicinal plants entering into global commerce is that provided by the international trade center and the most recent data from this agency is available to scientists and the public.
For modernization use of Medicinal Plants in Western Countries, Dr. Pati has built a Modern Extraction of Medicinal Plants Unit in Khantapara and an Analytical Research Lab in Seragarh, Balasore, Orissa.
Dr. Pati has begun preparing parameters and protocols of extracting molecules from traditional plants in his laboratory, which will be produced in his large scale extraction plant. He has installed, and will be installing more state-of-the-
Dr. Pati has installed sophisticated perculator (extractors)
The liquid extract is being sprayed by using an atomizer on a spray dryer, which cost close to crore rupees ($225,000).
Eventually, Dr. Pati intends to use more advanced extractors, such as super critical methods to extract protein, amino acids, and enzymes to molecular distillation of Omega 3 from natural source like Flaxseed Oil and tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Also Dr.Pati will extract lutein (from marigold flowers), lycopen (from tomatoes), bromelian, a proteolytic enzyme, (from pineapples) or papain enzyme (from latex of papaya). Therefore Dr.Pati is looking for land to grow these organically medicinal plants.