Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
Researchers and professionals viewpoints on medicinal plant problems in Iran
Bahreininejad B., Bagherzadeh K., Asgarzadeh M.
Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center of Esfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Determination of the most important problems on medicinal plants in Iran in relation to Education, Management, Research and Development and Domestication of endemic and exotic medicinal plants.
This study was a measuremental study in 2002 based on 36 filled questionnaire distributed among researchers and professionals in Iran.
- 89 percent of researchers and professionals believed in a lack of academic education on medicinal plants in Iran.
- 85.7 percent of researchers and professionals suggested forming a professional organization on medicinal plants for leading all activities in this relation in Iran.
- 78 percent of researchers and professionals supposed domestication of medicinal plants especially for endemic species must be at the top of researches on medicinal plants.
The main problems on medicinal plants in Iran are lack of specialized education on medicinal plants in Iran educational system, absence of a professional organization on Medicinal Plants and non-organized researches on medicinal plants.