Trends in herbal medicine research

Casey, Mavourneen (2003) Trends in herbal medicine research. Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, 15 4: 111-113.

Author Casey, Mavourneen
Title Trends in herbal medicine research
Journal name Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1033-8330
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 111
End page 113
Total pages 3
Place of publication Concord West, NSW, Australia
Publisher National Herbalists Association of Australia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
To date most herbal research has focused on experimental medicine investigating plant pharmacology or clinically orientated studies exploring therapeutic efficacy. The broader epidemiological and sociological research undertaken to date has been under the general umbrella of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This research has focused on public consumption trends revealing data about the general patterns of CAM use. Of apparent interest in the survey literature are two widespread trends. Firstly that herbal medicine is one of the most popular therapies and secondly the rising incidence of visits to CAM therapists. Future research designed to elicit the underlying patterns of practice and consumption of herbal medicine, not just general trends, is assuming greater significance.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Author's prepress title: "The professional practice of Western Herbal Medicine in Australia".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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Created: Wed, 05 Feb 2014, 14:34:43 EST by Mavourneen Casey on behalf of Discipline of Medical Education