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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-119

Thai ethnopharmacological herbs for tuberculosis treatment: Pharmacoinformatics analysis for therapeutic property

1 TWS Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria; Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Pathum Sookaromdee
TWS Medical Center, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bbrj.bbrj_32_19

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Background: Tuberculosis is still an important infection at present. The use of antituberculosis drug is the standard therapeutic management. Due to the emerging drug resistance, it requires the new drug search. Additional to the modern medicine, the role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) which has been existed in the endemic area of tuberculosis for centuries should be appraised. Methods: Here, the authors studied on the local CAM regimens in Thailand, a tropical country in Indochina, where tuberculosis is highly prevented, mentioned for the usefulness of treatment of tuberculosis. The data from famous classical Thai CAM centers are collected to find specific ethnopharmacological registered data on Thai herbs for the management of tuberculosis was further assessed. The comparative informatics appraisal with the public standard medical database is further done to verify any the existed usefulness of identified local herbs. Results: There are many identified local Thai CAM herbs, but there are onlytwo herbs that have proven for supportive evidence in the published literature for feasibility in using for treatment of tuberculosis. Conclusion: The identification of ethnopharmacological property of locally available CAM herbs might be useful for searching for a new natural product for the development of a new drug for tuberculosis treatment.

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