- Traditional Medicine > Traditional, Complementary and Herbal Medicine
- Quality and Safety: Medicines > Regulatory Support
(1998; 49 pages) [French] [Spanish]
Between 1992 and 1994, a survey was carried out in Rodriguez and Mauritius in the course of a study funded by the European Union under the aegis of the Indian Ocean Commission "Inventory and study of medicinal and aromatic plants of the States of the Indian Ocean". In the course of this study, more than 600 plants entering the traditional pharmacopoeia were identified. The results give a good indication of the distribution and the use of medicinal plants. Phytochemical, botanical, ethno-botanical and bibliographic information is available together with details of physicochemical properties of some additional plants and tests of some of the extracts for their pharmacological properties. Considering the high value of medicinal plants for primary health care, measures for control of this plant material and public information and professional education are required to guarantee the safe and correct use of these products .