Western medicine depends on science to create and evaluate drugs at the molecular level. In Asia, there is a commonly held belief that there is an art to healing too, and that both art and science should cooperate to help eradicate illness and relieve suffering. The term systems pharmacology now describes a field of study that combines with reductionism (West) and holism (East) to develop an understanding of drug actions across multiple scales rooted in molecular interactions between the drug and its targets in the context of such targets interacting with and regulating other cellular components. This paper aims at understanding the antioxidation of herbal medicines from systems pharmacology point of view in the following three layers.
Citation: Liu J, Zheng C, Wang Y (2014) Perspective: Systems Pharmacology Strategy for Investigation of Antioxidant Drugs and Its Mechanisms of Action. J Bioequiv Availab 6:e50. doi: 10.4172/jbb.10000e50