J Herbmed Pharmacol. 2012;1(1):1-2.
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Editorial

Medicinal plants and the human needs

Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei 1 *

1 Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
*Corresponding author: Prof. Mahmoud Rafieian-kopaei, Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Sharekord, Iran. Email: rafieian@yahoo.com

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education

The human needs on medicinal plants are discussed. Drug therapy and drug discovery should be focused more than before on medicinal plants. Multidisciplinary team work including ethnobotanists, pharmacologists, physicians and phytochemists is essential for the fruitful outcome of medicinal plants research. Regulations are also needed to ensure efficacy, quality and safety of herbal medicines.

Please cite this paper as:

Rafieian-Kopaei M. Medicinal plants and the human needs. J Herbmed Plarmacol. 2012; 1(1): 1–2.

 

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