The Herbal Supplement Market is Expected to See Positive Trends Based on Consumer Attitudes, But it’s Essential to Heed the Expert’s Warning

Ketan Mahajan
Ketan Mahajan

Updated · Oct 31, 2022

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The herbal supplements market has gained significant traction in recent months as consumers strive to boost their immunity in the face of the Covid 19 pandemic. There has been a particularly sharp increase in demand for herbs and supplements that promote mental well-being as people seek ways to cope with stress and anxiety in these uncertain times. With more and more people turning to natural solutions for their health needs, the herbal supplements market has poised for continued growth in the coming years.

According to’ research, the Herbal Supplements Market is projected to grow by 187.55 Billion by 2032 with a CAGR of 7.5%. research team quoted, “The rising prevalence of this industry can be attributed to rising awareness regarding protective immunity measures, changing consumers’ perceptions due to the negative side effects of allopathy, rising chronic illness, etc.”

They also specified that “The Asia Pacific Herbal Supplements Market grew by 6.4% in 2022 and was valued at 2.09 Billion. This growth was despite initial doubts about how the market would do during a global pandemic. In 2022, North America saw a 33% increase in total natural supplement demand.”

Alternative and competitive healing traditions, also known as complementary and adjuvant medicine, are flourishing despite conventional medicine’s dominance and increasing popularity in global medical practice.

During the pandemic, health practitioners prescribed the use of zinc sulfate to COVID-19-affected patients to help shorten the duration required to recover from olfactory dysfunction. DS therapy and herbal supplement have been cited to be effective as a part of adjuvant therapy for patients with COVID-19.

The first to look at the effect of zinc sulfate on COVID-19 patients was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The study found that patients treated with zinc sulfate had a shorter duration of olfactory dysfunction than those not treated with the supplement.Herbal Supplement Market

Ashwagandha, a crucial herb of the Indian medicinal system called Ayurveda, has been backed up by modern research for its stimulating and stress-relieving qualities. Research-backed by NIH has shown that ashwagandha is an effective anti-inflammatory, sleep-inducing, and neuroprotective agent.

While more research is needed to confirm the efficacy of ashwagandha as a treatment for various conditions, the preliminary evidence is promising. Given the literature review’s size, it is surprising that so many of the findings are inconsistent. As a result, we cannot draw definitive conclusions about vitamin D status as a mortality risk factor on which to base clinical guidelines. If one is considering using ashwagandha or other herbal remedies, consult with a healthcare professional first.

Herbal practitioners claim that the ingredients used in herbal prescriptions are mostly safe and effective to consume due to their long-term success rate. However, supplements can interact with medications or pose risks to patients with liver disease or undergoing surgery. The interactions between herbal ingredients can lead to a change in the efficacy of formulations. This interaction could even increase or decrease their AEs.

Recent reports have highlighted cases of hepatitis caused by herbal supplements, particularly curcumin. Mount Auburn Hospital in Massachusetts presented the story of a 55-year-old woman who developed itching, dark urine, and loss of appetite after drinking a herbal tea that contained skullcap root, gardenia fruits, and rhubarb roots.

The practice of herbal medicine is universal, regardless of geographical and demographic differences. There still needs to be more information about the safety and efficacy of most herbal products. Collaboration with media outlets, and educational and research institutions, and media outlets can greatly improve the safety of herbal supplements. Further clinical trials, formal training, and regulatory amendment are essential to reduce the burden on health from herbal supplements in clinical practice.

Ketan Mahajan

Ketan Mahajan

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