The story behind HerbsUp Herbal Remedy Kit
Adverse drug reactions, long term side effects of NSAIDs, addiction to medications, drug immunity are a few of the reasons for illness in India. In a 2019 study, India was found to top the list countries with high levels of resistance to most commonly consumed antibiotics. Another study found that 70% of 207 individuals in India had antibiotic resistant bacteria in their stools. That means our drug abuse is leading to a condition where the existing antibiotics no longer work for us and new antibiotic discovery is at the slowest pace.
In our preliminary research we found that though a lot of Indians do believe in Herbal remedies but do not necessarily follow them due to lack of ready availability, when in need.
A recent research in International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences shows that customers, though aware of the natural origin of Ayurvedic herbal medicines prefer allopathic medicines because of convenient to hectic lifestyle and ease of availability of allopathy medicine.
For beginners, Herbal medicines constitute the main component of traditional medicine, which have been used for thousands of years. They made significant contributions to human health through their health promotive, curative and rehabilitative properties and in the prevention of illnesses. Indeed, many herbal remedies used traditionally have become modern medicines through drug development. Digoxin, morphine, colchicine, and artemisinin are some notable examples.
At the International Conference on Traditional Medicine for South-East Asian Countries in February 2013, the WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, stated that “traditional medicines, of proven quality, safety, and efficacy, contribute to the goal of ensuring that all people have access to care. For many millions of people, herbal medicines, traditional treatments, and traditional practitioners are the main source of health care, and sometimes the only source of care. This is care that is close to homes, accessible and affordable. It is also culturally acceptable and trusted by large numbers of people. Source.
Flip to the other side, there is a rapid growth of mis information about herbal remedies in social media from partially or unqualified individuals. These remedies often does more harm than cure the underlying ailments.
This is our attempt
- To promote the rational, safe and appropriate use of herbal medicines and further mainstreaming of traditionally used herbal home remedies.
- To increase availability and accessibility to cost-effective treatment of commonly encountered health problems with herbal remedies.
- Provide an authoritative, researched and quality product to address common ailment using home remedies.
We believe these efforts would eventually promote 'quality health for all' in the context of primary health care.