Monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume I

During the past decade, traditional systems of medicine have become a topic of global importance. Current estimates suggest that, in many developing countries, a large proportion of the population relies heavily on traditional practitioners and medicinal plants to meet primary health care needs....

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Autor principal: World Health Organization (WHO)
Formato: Libro
Lenguaje:Inglés
Publicado: Libros Digitales - World Health Organization (WHO) 2015
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Acceso en línea:http://repositorio.ub.edu.ar/handle/123456789/5144
Aporte de:Repositorio Institucional - Universidad de Belgrano (UB) de Universidad de Belgrano Ver origen
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Sumario:During the past decade, traditional systems of medicine have become a topic of global importance. Current estimates suggest that, in many developing countries, a large proportion of the population relies heavily on traditional practitioners and medicinal plants to meet primary health care needs. Although modern medicine may be available in these countries, herbal medicines (phytomedicines) have often maintained popularity for historical and cultural reasons. Concurrently, many people in developed countries have begun to turn to alternative or complementary therapies, including medicinal herbs.