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NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As per Zion Market Research study, The global herbal medicine market size was worth around USD 166 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to around USD 348 billion by 2028 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 11.2% between 2022 and 2028.
Herbal Medicine Market: Overview                              
Herbal medicines are healthcare-related products made from plants or botanicals used in the treatment of medical conditions, diseases, or to maintain healthy living. They have been in existence for centuries and are known for their healing capabilities. Some of the most common forms of herbal medicines include products like aloe vera which is widely used to treat psoriasis, burns, and osteoarthritis. They can be used in oral forms to treat constipation or gastritis. Another common herbal product is flax seed known for its cholesterol-controlling power and is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Peppermint oil is globally used for digestive purposes like stomach problems, indigestion, nausea, and other bowel conditions. In the USA, the October 1994 Dietary Supplement Health Education Act does not mandate herbal medicine manufacturers to submit safety proof for the herbal products before being made available to the general public, however, the US Food & Drugs Administration department is required to monitor safety-related concerns once the product is available for selling purposes. As per the World Health Organization, more than 80% of the Asian population uses herbal medicines for their primary health. The use of these medicines is witnessed at a larger scale in patients suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes, asthma, cancer, end-stage kidney disorders, and other medicinal issues. Herbal remedy use has a greater association with other external factors like age, ethnicity, gender, social, and education class. A lot of regions have their own regulatory bodies to administer if using herbal medicines can effectively provide better health. As per Cancer Research UK, there is no confirming evidence proving that herbal medicines can prevent, treat, or cure cancer. In many countries there are formal education and training institutes providing knowledge on understanding herbal medicines however, they lack uniformity within the country itself.
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Zion Market Research published the latest report titled "Global Herbal Medicine Market By Form (Liquid & Gel, Tablets & Capsules, and Powder), By Application (Personal Care & Baby Products, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceutical, and Nutraceutical) – and By Region – Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2022 – 2028." into their research database.
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Herbal Medicine Market: Growth Drivers
The global herbal medicine market is expected to benefit from the growing trend of self-medication amongst the general population. There is a significantly large and growing section of the population that is against the use of chemically manufactured medicines owing to the various side effects they bring along. Since herbal medicines have been in existence for many decades without possible unwanted implications, the global market is witnessing growing awareness about the benefits of the medicines and hence more people are inclined towards adopting herbal medicines for regular health issues like fever, cough, cold, headache, lower-degree burns, digestive issues, and other such concerns. Another factor helping herbal medicines gain popularity is that these medicines do not lead to addiction unlike other pharmaceutical and laboratory-generated medicines which have resulted in multiple deaths across the globe owing to overdose or addiction issues. As per the European Commission, more than 20,000 deaths are reported every year due to prescription drugs. The global market growth is projected to be augmented by the vast amount of data present on the internet related to herbal medicines coupled with increased availability of the same via online methods like e-commerce and social websites. Since more people have access to the data related to pros, cons, and other uses of herbal medicines, more people are expected to at least try organic medicines once in their lifetime.
Herbal Medicine Market: Restraints
As per official studies, at least one-third of herbal medicines tested lacked the herb mentioned on the label which is a case of inaccurate labeling. Many manufacturers may mention the name of the organic herb which is the main component of the medicine however, in reality, either the herb is not present at all or only a negligent percentage of the herb can be traced in the medicine. This may mislead the end consumer and may have severe side effects restricting the global market growth. Since herbal medicines are available without prescriptions at any pharmacy store, and there is a lack of sufficient governing bodies regulating their sales, this may have a negative impact on global market expansion unless better regulating systems are put in place.
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Global Herbal Medicine Market: Opportunities
Since herbal medicines are gaining favorable reactions from the general population, the global economy is witnessing a rising trend of higher interest from pharmaceutical giants making their way in the herbal medicine market by either strategically collaborating with domestically available producers or by starting their own range of herbal medicine with exhaustive advertising and marketing initiatives which may provide multiple growth opportunities for the global market.
Global Herbal Medicine Market: Challenges
Even though herbal medicines have been used to effectively upgrade immunity levels and have been used for decades, there is still insufficient research or analysis or scientific data to determine exactly how efficient are herbal medicines in treating more serious issues like cancer, tumor, and heart diseases, diabetes, etc. The global market requires more clinical trials and scientifically backed data to increase the credibility of herbal medicines in the treatment of diseases.
Global Herbal Medicine Market: Segmentation
Based on form, the global market segments are liquid & gel, tablets & capsules, and powder. The global market is led by the tablets & capsules segment with the highest revenue owing to their easy intake, compact form, and more prescribed medicines in tablet form. In general, capsulated medicines are preferred over their counterparts. For instance, Dolo broke all records in January 2022 by selling over 350 crores of tablets during covid-19. Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs used in organic medicines. As per studies, it lowers the risk of cold infection by 10 to 20 %.
Based on application, the global market is segmented into personal care & baby products, food & beverages, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical. The global market is expected to generate the highest revenue from the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical market during the forecast period because of the rise in demand for herbal raw materials to manufacture herbal supplements that are being increasingly adopted by various users in their daily lives. Nutraceutical products like anti-aging herbal supplements are gaining momentum worldwide because of the benefits associated with using herbal products over chemically manufactured items. As per the American Botanical Council, users spent more than USD 11.26 billion on herbal supplements in 2020.
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Report Scope:
Report Attribute
Market size value in 2021
USD 166 Billion
Revenue forecast in 2028
USD 348 Billion
Growth Rate
CAGR of almost 11.2 % 2022-2028
Base Year
Historic Years
2016 – 2021
Forecast Years
2022 – 2028
Segments Covered
By Product Type, By Application, And By End Use
Forecast Units
Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)
Quantitative Units
Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2028
Regions Covered
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World
Countries Covered
U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others
Companies Covered
Bayer AG, Schaper & Brümmer, Venus Pharma GmbH, Himalaya Global Holdings Ltd, Arkopharma, Hishimo Pharmaceuticals, Arizona Natural Products, Blackmores, BEOVITA, Dasherb Corp., ZeinPharma Germany GmbH, and Dr. Willmar Schwabe India Pvt. Ltd.
Report Coverage
Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.
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Regional Dominance:
The global herbal medicine market is anticipated to generate the highest revenue from Europe owing to the increasing adoption of herbal medicines amongst the general population. The regional growth may also be driven by the rising research & development activities aided by the increased investments from government and private institutes in the herbal medicinal and other products segment. The rising number of patients suffering from chronic illness, which is one of the largest consumer segments of herbal medicines, may also assist in regional market expansion. Europe is also witnessing a change in mindset amongst the population towards healthy living and investing in developing better immunity systems resulting in higher consumption of herbs that enhance disease-fighting mechanisms like turmeric and other herbal supplements. North America is projected to be led by the USA in regional growth because of the increasing inclination of patients requiring medical help toward organic or herb-based medicines. Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period because of the growing demand for clean beauty propelling beauty brand companies toward creating herbal or organic beauty products.
Global Herbal Medicine Market is segmented as follows:
Herbal Medicine Market: By Form Outlook (2022-2028)
Herbal Medicine Market: By Application Outlook (2022-2028)
Herbal Medicine Market: By Region Outlook (2022-2028)
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East & Africa
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