Pharmacokinetics of Natural Compounds: Unlocking the Therapeutic Potential
Keywords:Natural compounds, Pharmacokinetics, Metabolism and Drug Interactions
The pharmacokinetics of natural compounds is a captivating area of study in modern pharmacology, offering vital insights into the behavior and fate of bioactive molecules sourced from diverse natural origins. Understanding the pharmacokinetic characteristics of these compounds is essential for optimizing their therapeutic efficacy, safety, and potential applications. This mini-review explores the pharmacokinetics of natural compounds, encompassing their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion processes, which influence their bioavailability, tissue distribution, and elimination. Moreover, it emphasizes the significance of pharmacokinetics in guiding drug development and facilitating the translation of natural compounds into effective therapeutics.