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Herbal Medicine According to World Health Organization (WHO) PDF Print E-mail

 

  • Herb-1In some Asian and African countries, 80% of the population depend on traditional medicine for primary health care. In many developed countries, 70% to 80% population has used some form of Complement and Alternative Medicine (CAM) (e.g. Acupuncuture). 

 

  • Herbal treatments are the most popular form of traditional medicine, and are in great demand in the international marketplace. Annual revenues in Western Europe reached US$ 5 billion in 2003-2004. In China sales of products totaled US$ 14 billion in 2005. Herbal medicine revenue in Brazil was US$ 160 million in 2007.

 

  • Herbal medicine can treat various infectious and chronic conditions. New antimalarial drugs were developed from the discovery and isolation of artemisinin from Artemisia annua L., a plant used in China for almost 2000 years.

 

  • More than 100 countries have regulations for herbal medicines.
 
 
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