Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
Assessment public traditional medicine application barrieres in iran
Hasankhani H., Gol Aghaii F., Khosravi S.
Arak Nursing Faculty, Arak, Iran
Traditional medicine are used by some 60% of worlds population and in some countries are extensiveingly incorporated into the public health system. There are two types of evidence that can be used to support claims on traditional medicine; scientific evidence and traditional use. Long hystorical use of traditional medocine provide the safty and efficacy of it but it is not enough without enough scientific research. iarnian traditional medicine use support traditional medicine but not scientific evidence as we assessed traditiona medicine researches in iran, there are 68, 22, 4 descriptive, experimental and clinical trial published researches that is not sufficient to support traditional medicine public use. the reasons for the lack of research data are due not only to health care policies but also to a lack of adequate or accepted research metodology for evaluating safty and efficacy of traditional medicine so more reseaches is need for public traditional medicine application by providing supportive health care policies and adequate research methodology.