Traditional medicine in health care

Alternative & Integrative Medicine

ISSN: 2327-5162

Open Access

Traditional medicine in health care

International Conference and Exhibition on Traditional & Alternative Medicine

December 09-11, 2013 Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Hyderabad, India

B. Parimala Devi

Accepted Abstracts: Altern Integ Med

Abstract :

The use of medicinal plants is the most common form of traditional medication worldwide. Natural products are gaining increased applications in drug discovery and development. Natural product research is often based on ethnobotanical information and many of the drugs used today are employed in indigenous systems. One of the aims of ethnopharmaceutical research is better understanding of the pharmacological effects of different medicinal plants traditionally used in healthcare. Herbal medications are usually cheaper and free of toxic chemicals and to work in harmony with the body. Developing countries like India, heavily depends on the traditional medicine for health care needs. Various types of traditional medicine (TM) and medical practices referred to as complementary or alternative medicine (CAM), have been increasingly in use. Regulation of herbal medicines is a key means of ensuring safety, efficacy and quality of herbal medicinal products. Around the globe discussions about the issues like reasons for the promotion of traditional medicine, utilization of traditional medicine in national health care systems, integration of traditional medicine and modern medicine, manpower development for traditional medicine, research promotion and development in traditional medicine is well progressing. Development of national policy and regulations are an essential indicator of the level of integration of such medicine within a national health care system.

Biography :

B. Parimala Devi has completed her Ph.D. from Jadavpur University and Postdoctoral studies from The University of Sydney, Australia. She is the Additional Director of the Veeramani Mohana centre for Quality Life Engineering Research (VMCQLER), Periyar Maniammaio University, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu. She has published 35 research papers in reputed journals and guiding research scholars for the Ph.D. program.

Google Scholar citation report
Citations: 476

Alternative & Integrative Medicine received 476 citations as per Google Scholar report

Alternative & Integrative Medicine peer review process verified at publons

Indexed In

arrow_upward arrow_upward