Essential Medicines


Traditional Herbal Remedies for Primary Health Care

Publication details

Number of pages: 181
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789290223825


Herbal medicines constitute the main component of traditional medicine, which have been used since thousands of years. They have made significant contribution to human health through their health promotive, curative and rehabilitative properties and in the prevention of illnesses. Indeed, many herbal remedies used traditionally have become modern medicines through drug development. Digoxin, morphine, colchicine, and artemisinin are some notable examples.