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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
Open this folder and view contents2. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HERBAL MEDICINE RESEARCH
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
 

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

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