- Traditional Medicine > Traditional, Complementary and Herbal Medicine
- Quality and Safety: Medicines > Safety and Efficacy
(1993; 94 pages)
SELECTED WHO PUBLICATIONS OF RELATED INTEREST
MEDICINAL PLANTS IN CHINA
WHO Regional Publications, Western Pacific Series No. 2, 1989, 327 pp, 151 colour plates, ISBN 92 9061 102 2, Sw. fr. 50.-/US$ 40.00
Catalogues the 150 species of medicinal plants most commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. The book was produced in an effort to communicate knowledge about herbal medicine that has accumulated over thousands of years, has been confirmed through both empirical experience and scientific evaluation, and yet has rarely been published outside the Chinese literature.
MEDICINAL PLANTS IN VIET NAM
WHO Regional Publications, Western Pacific Series No. 3, 1990, 410 pp, 200 colour plates, ISBN 92 9061 102 2, Sw. fr. 45.-/US$ 40.50
Catalogues the 200 species of medicinal plants most commonly used in traditional Vietnamese medicine. The book responds to the increasing respect for the value of medicinal plants as a source of efficacious and inexpensive new drugs that offer an important alternative to chemically synthesized medicines.
THE PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
Report of a WHO Meeting Technical Report Series, No. 622, 1978, 41 pp, ISBN 92 4 120622 5 Sw. fr. 5.-/US$ 4.00
Presents conclusions and practical guidelines supporting the need for radical promotion and development of traditional medicine as one of the surest ways to achieve total health care coverage of the world population. Emphasis is placed on the need for traditional medicine to be evaluated, given due recognition and developed so as to improve its efficacy, safety, availability, and wider application at low cost.
“These guidelines are intended to facilitate the work of research scientists and clinicians in the field of herbal medicine. They will also furnish some reference points for the various governmental, industrial and non-profit organizations involved in research and use of herbal medicines.”
Price: Sw. fr. 7.50 ($US 5.25)
For developing countries Sw. fr. 5.00 ($US 3.50)
ISBN 92 9061 110 3