Research Guidelines for Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Herbal Medicines
(1993; 94 pages)
Table of Contents
View the documentFOREWORD
Open this folder and view contents1. INTRODUCTION
Close this folder2. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HERBAL MEDICINE RESEARCH
View the documentLEGAL CONSIDERATIONS
Open this folder and view contentsETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
View the documentTRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE ON HERBAL MEDICINE
View the documentREGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
View the documentPURPOSES OF RESEARCH
View the documentSELECTION OF RESEARCH PROJECTS
View the documentRESEARCH APPROACHES
View the documentASSURING ACCESS TO RELEVANT DATABASES
View the documentEDUCATION
Open this folder and view contents3. RESEARCH STUDIES
Open this folder and view contents4. USING THE GUIDELINES
Open this folder and view contentsANNEXES
View the documentNOTES
View the documentBIBLIOGRAPHY
View the documentSELECTED WHO PUBLICATIONS OF RELATED INTEREST
 

PURPOSES OF RESEARCH

There are many reasons for carrying out research An evaluation may be carried out to prove scientifically the traditional experience on the safety and efficacy of herbal medicines It may also be conducted to validate a new-found plant material or a new combination of herbal medicines, or even a new indication, a new dosage form or a new administrative route for an existing herbal medicine. Purified or semi-purified compounds derived from herbal medicine may also be presented for research

The requirement of evidence as to the safety and efficacy of herbal medicines and the method of research chosen should be adjusted to the original purpose of the research.

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