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The authors claim the importance of traditional medicines' involvement in regular healthcare. They discuss about their merits, regulations, limitations, efficacy, and sustainability in the market
The claims are not novel. People who have been associated with tranditional medicines have been claming about their efficacy and benefits over modern medicines for years. Their ancient existence make them traditional medicines. There is no as such novel claim in their potency as an alternative medicines
As the text flows from one topic to the other claims are placed appropriately.
Their claims could have been supported if they had proposed the specific areas where these practises are followed in their true knowledge. For e.g. Auyurveda in Kerala.
There is no as such study in this paper
There is no as such study in this paper
They should have proposed the real problem alternative medicines are facing as compared to modern medicines in more detail. The problems like the standardization and validation of contents of alternative medicines to as much extent as they can.
No this paper is not an outstanding, because the claims were not supported by much evidences
I am a pharmacist and I have studied alternative medicines in detail
The manuscript is based on review only. There is no research so, there are no claims of the paper
There is no novelty and originality in the content. There is a huge amount of plagiarism contained in this manuscript.
The credit should be given to the original articles from where copy and paste has been done like a review entitled "Ancient-Modern Concordance in Ayurvedic Plants: Some Examples" published in Environ Health Perspect 1999. Etc.
The paper does not offer enough detail on the topic
The manuscript can be more interesting by adding following points in the manuscript: 1. A brief introduction of various traditional systems of medicines like for Homeopathy: Homeopathic medicines are high dilutions; Liquid homeopathic remedies can contain alcohol and are permitted to have higher levels of alcohol than conventional drugs for adults. 2. Examples of Medicinal and aromatic plants and their parts exported from India and importing medicinal plants, their therapeutic uses in indigenous systems of Indian traditional system of medicines can be included in the manuscript to make it more interesting. 3. Current laws and regulations for standardization of crude drugs in traditional system of medicine. 4. Applications of Traditional Medicine in Drug Development like liposomes, phytosomes etc. 5. Standardization and quality control of traditional medicines. 6. Protection of traditional medicine as intellectual property by giving some interesting examples like Turmeric (Curcuma longa) etc. 7. Examples of siddha plants used in some specific diseases (botanical name, siddha name and therapeutic uses) 8. A brief account on U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation of homeopathic remedies. 9. Possible Side Effects and Risks of homeopathic remedies. 10. Sources of homeopathic remedies.
The manuscript is not containing complete informations.
There are some grammatical errors. There is no proper referencing style. WebmedCentral should make general guidelines for preparing manuscripts.
7 Years in development of controlled drug delivery systems
The paper describes four unique traditional systems of medicine and challenges to their widespread adoption.
The discussion is not novel, but a nice overview/summary.
Literature is not adequately or properly cited. Claims are fairly general.
Not applicable since this is a review article.
The discussion should be more in-depth. For example, the authors have provided history of these systems of medicine but not necessarily explained their central tenet with clarity and depth.
Published in the field of drug delivery.
The authors have claimed the need and importance of traditional systems of Medicine. With reference to the basic concepts of use of Traditonal sytems of medicine, this compilation of data and review on challenges to this traditional system may put some eye opening informations to researchers working in this field.
This article may serve a platform for researhers working on alternative medicines, Herbal Medicine formulations and development.
There is some novel information prresented here.
no protocol of controlled trials mentioned here.
To some extent the method for compilation of data is suffcient enough for understanding the traditional system of medicie.
More details on reports suggesting use of traditional sytem of medicine in present scenario and in future need to be presented with exaples of some traditional formulations, for better knowledge and under standing of the redears.
This paper may be presented in a seminar to serve as a preliminary information basis for the redears. If This paper can be added with more informations on practice of Traditional system of medicine it would serve better.
Referencing sytem of this paper need to be improved. Most of the references are web based searches.
i suggest to the authours to add some more literatures and refernces of articles and papers in this field.
Authors may follow some standar information publications on Ayrveda and Suddha system of medicine and collect resources and publications on practice of Ayurveda/Traditional systems of medicine.
Authors presented a review article which basically gives a general idea about folklore and alternative medicines in India.
The review's content lacks novelty and originality. In fact, I am concerned about the huge amount of plagiarism contained in that review. Importantly, credit should be given to a review entitled "Ancient-Modern Concordance in Ayurvedic Plants: Some Examples" published in Environ Health Perspect 1999. Authors of the current review must use their own phrasing to express their ideas. In addition, the present work is neither comprehensive nor detailed. Analogously, authors of the current work used a whole paragraph from a WHO document without changing a word!
Previous literature should be properly cited as mentioned above. Actually, authors just copied and pasted the content of their review from folklore medicine websites and previous reviews.
Authors need to thoroughly review the literature and adequately gather information in their own language in a comprehensive manner.
The review is extremely weak and did not provide any advancement of knowledge.
The language and style used by authors is mostly non-scientific. Also, there are some grammatical and linguistic error. I recommend that WebmedCentral highlights the general guidelines governing publishing and emphasizes on the ethical guidelines, especially plagiarism. Moreover, I suggest providing analytical tools to detect such behavior in order to protect the integrity and quality of publishing in this medium.
The work claims the traditional medicine and health care system in ayurveda, siddha, unani and homeopathy etc. However, being a review article much more information on the above topics is needed to included. The authors have given an overview of above systems, which is not sufficient.
Yes. But this not a sufficient material to be included as a review article. Generally the review article requires more information, but only limited information are dealt with.
Yes, but it is insufficient.
Yes, it shall be prepared as a mini review paper or short review.
The authors have to collect more and relevant informations and appropriately placed in order.
No. As discussed above with same informations.
The paper needs more informations, preferably from the published papers, most of the references are seems to be obtained through website.
I have peer reviewed certain papers on the pharmacognosy with similar subject.
The posted article has provided information regarding the various traditional systems of medicine
The author has provided true facts about the various traditional systems of medicine
Claims are properly placed
It would have been more lucid if the author could have provided some examples on Patient safety and use. As this information will help researchers woking on herbal medicines to be more careful in choosing a particular herb, and standardizing the parts used in their research.
Author can cite some more cases and examples
Drafting of the article is quite clear
Evaluation of Antioxidant Activity of Ocimum canum Hydro-alcoholic Leaf Extract in the Prevention of Hepatic Ischaemia
Authors are unable to address the importance of traditional medicine or alternative medicine properly.
The paper is very superficially and casually written.
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Article is very vague and broadbased.
Figures are not substantiated by any trials / studies.
There are no illustrations and graphs.
I am an otolaryngologist.
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