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Journal of Developing Drugs

Journal of Developing Drugs
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ISSN: 2329-6631

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Formulation and preparation techniques of ancient Greek remedies

Joint International Conference and Expo on Industrial Pharmacy & 5th Global Pharmacovigilance Summit

April 28-29, 2016 Dubai, UAE

E Evergetis and S A Haroutounian

Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Develop Drugs

Abstract :

Dioscorides��?s De Materia Medica is probably the most prominent of the antique herbals that describe plants utilized as drugs. The retrieval and consequent exploitation of the knowledge hidden therein incorporates two major tasks, the identification of the processed herbal material, and the description of the remedy preparation. This second task conforms the subject of the present endeavour. An extensive review of a 7th century manuscript indicates that all of the described preparation techniques involve 5 fundamental solvents, namely water, wine, vinegar, oil, and milk that are used to retrieve the pharmaceutical extracts from plant tissues. The utilization of each solvent is correlated with the described remedy��?s indications and pharmaceutical properties and consequently is discussed against the current advances in phytochemistry, and bioactivity of indicative taxa. Consequently, contemporary laboratory protocols for each solvent of the antiquity are proposed in order to replicate the original remedy preparation, and the relative discrepancies with modern screening protocols are discussed. Finally, is explored the value and future industrial perspectives on each suggested protocol.

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