Sustainable and Novel Eco-friendly Approaches Towards Integrated Disease and Vector Management

  • Jubilee Purkayastha
  • Rajesh Arora
  • Lokendra Singh


Herbal medicine has been used since time immemorial for treating a large number of human ailments. Despite the widespread use of western system of medicine, in recent years, most people even in the western world resort to herbal medicines as holistic, inexpensive treatments allude the common man. In addition, western medicine does not offer solutions to chronic incurable diseases and other such problems that confront humanity. Most patients undergoing cancer therapy or treatment for AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. use herbal medicines in the hope of a cure irrespective of the recommendation by the physician. Many pesticides are known to create significant health risks like birth defects, nervous system breakdown and cancer. The only way out is the use of herbal biomedicines and herbal pesticides.


White Spot Syndrome Virus Herbal Product Synthetic Pyrethroid Withania Somnifera Anthraquinone Glycoside 
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The authors would like to thank the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for funding and support. Special thanks are due to Dr. Manas K. Mandal, Director General, Life Sciences for his wholehearted support and guidance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jubilee Purkayastha
    • 1
  • Rajesh Arora
    • 1
  • Lokendra Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of the Director General-Life Sciences, Defence Research and Development OrganizationNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Defence Research and Development EstablishmentGwaliorIndia

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