Hippocrates said "let food be your medicine and medicine be your food, to predict the relation between food for health and their scientific therapeutic benefits”. In ayurveda the ancient science of medicine a lot of emphasis is given to role of nutrition in health and disease. The term nutraceuticals derived from nutrition and pharmaceuticals was coins 1989 by dr. Stepen de felis (chairman of the foundation for innovation in medicine. ) nutraceutical is any substance that may be consider as food or a part of food , which provide medical or health benefit and encompassing prevention and treatment of disease isolated nutrients dietary supplement and diet to genetically engineered designer food herbal product and processed product such as cereal , soup , and beverages may be include under the term umbrella of nutraceuticals. This is rapidly growing industry with more than 100 million people using this nation product but as like drug there should strict regulatory control for nutraceutical the concept of nutrceutical is not entirely new although it has evolved considerably over years in the early 1900s food manufacturers united state began adding iodine to salt in an effort to prevent goiter, representing one of the first attempt at creating a functional component through fortification. Researcher has identified 100 of compound with functional qualities and they continue to make new discovery surrounding the complex benefit of phytochemical in food. In Japan England and other countries nutraceuticals already have become part of dietary landscape. Consumer interest in relationship between diet and health has increase in demand for information on nutraceuticals.