Author(s): Farnsworth NR, Akerele O, Bingel AS, Soejarto DD, Guo Z
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Abstract One of the prerequisites for the success of primary health care is the availability and use of suitable drugs. Plants have always been a common source of medicaments, either in the form of traditional preparations or as pure active principles. It is thus reasonable for decision-makers to identify locally available plants or plant extracts that could usefully be added to the national list of drugs, or that could even replace some pharmaceutical preparations that need to be purchased and imported. This update article presents a list of plant-derived drugs, with the names of the plant sources, and their actions or uses in therapy.
This article was published in Bull World Health Organ
and referenced in Journal of Traditional Medicine & Clinical Naturopathy