Self-medication is a significant global public health issue. It is prevalent throughout the world, including Europe, South Asian countries and many others, ranges from 2 to 92% among adolescent and 87% in the elderly population. Furthermore, studies from some Asian countries such as China, and Nepal India, Bangladesh, Malaysia revealed 61%, 54%, 69%, 84% and 38–44% of the respondents self-medicate for various reasons, respectively. The common reasons for self-medication are reported to be convenience, low cost, time-saving purposes, and minor to mild severity of the disease disorder. Generally, people prefer self-medication for common ailments such as fever/headache, cough and cold, body pain, and gastrointestinal disorders.