RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HERBAL PRODUCTS IN BANGLADESH Dr. Neem Hakim, Ph.D. Chairman International Centre for Integrated Herbal Research and Development (ICIHRD) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www. icihrd.org
History of Medicinal Herbs in Bangladesh Probably all of you are familiar with my Country Bangladesh. Though it is a new born baby in the human history but is adultas a country. But sorry to say we are long behind than any other counties, especially the country India in terms of Research & Development in herbal sector.
History of Medicinal Herbs in Bangladesh • Use of Medicinal herbs in a Long history in Indian sub-continent, especially in Bangladesh but after the freedom from British in 1947 and from Pakistan in 1971 the Country Bangladesh does not have any remarkable achievement in this sector.
History of Medicinal Herbs in Bangladesh • The Country was almost politically unrest, economically vulnerable, socially unjust. Encountering the terrible situations, the country had a little attention on research and development in herbal technology sectors.
Herbal drugs discovery & research in Bangladesh • Herbal drugs discovery was an imagination except routine research in university laboratories. Some private organizations were involved in development of herbal cosmetics, toiletries and food supplements for their own interest.
Herbal drugs discovery & research in Bangladesh • Bangladesh does not have any herbal pharmacopoeia and formulary yet. Also there is no authority to approve herbal drugs and no standardization authority for herbal products.
Need a Separate directorate for Herbal Medicine Some Herbal drugs are now included in the Ayurvedic and Unani formulary. Drugs Administration is approving the herbal drugs. An expert committee has been formed for this purpose.
Organizational activities & key players in the field Bangladesh International Centre for Integrated Herbal Research and Development (ICIHRD) is now lobbying with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to set up a separate directorate for Herbal Medicine; they are also lobbying to form a separate committee in Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute (BSTI), under the Ministry of Industry.
Cont. • Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) are engaged in herbal products research and development in recent years.
The Steps taken already • Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products Business Promotion Council has been formed under the Ministry of Commerce. • An Advisory committee has been formed under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. • Forming of a committee under BSTI of the Ministry of Industry is in a Process. Proposed organizations are (BSTI, BCSIR, BFRI, Pharmacy Department, DU, ICIHRD, BPC, DoH)
The Steps taken already A Standing Committee has been formed under the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) for Herbal, Ayurbedic, Unani and Homeopathy. • An international Center for Integrated Herbal Research & Development (ICIHRD) has been initiated in Bangladesh under the leadership of Dr. Neem Hakim.
The Steps taken already • Bangladesh National Herbarium is involved in taxonomical and preservation activities but not giving special emphasis on medicinal plants • BCSIR Chittagong Laboratory is involved in Research of Aromatic plants. • Bangladesh Forest Research institute is involved in breed development and propagation.
IMPORTANT HERBS OF BANGLADESH
IMPORTANT HERBS OF BANGLADESH
IMPORTANT HERBAL PRODUCTS OF BANGLADESH
IMPORTANT HERBS PRODUCTS IN BANGLADESH