Recent times have witnessed resurgence of medicinal plant industry in India and there is revised interest in subjects like Dravyguna. Introduction of courses related to Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences is proof of changing scenario as far traditional medical sciences are concerned. One side of the story is that synthetic medicine might have overshadowed the traditional systems of medicine, more specifically known as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Other side of the story is encouraging as far as herbal drug industry as medicinal plants are being constantly explored for lifesaving and cost-effective drugs.
Singh, Amritpal and Baghel, Saurabh Singh
"An Overview of Dravyguna in Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 117.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/117