Ethnomedicine Documentation in Iran

Author

Farzaneh Naghibi and Mahmoud Mosaddegh

Proceeding

Traditional & Complementary Medicine Exhibition 2007 (TCME 2007),Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date

17/7/2007

Keyword

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Abstract

Ethnomedicine has been defined as the study of the uses of plants by ethnic groups as medicines. Documentation of the medicinal knowledge of restricted groups that have lived in a locality for a long period of time but do not have sophisticated theoretical framework, formal education or a written history, is very important. Sources of ethnomedical information include field work, books on herbal remedies, notes on voucher specimen in the herbariums and computer databases. TMRC has been preparing a local database based on information gathering during the field work in different districts of Iran. This database is planned to be extended to the whole country and possibly to the other OIC member countries.