Special Issue "Herbal Remedies Meet Modern Day Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2017
For a long time, herbal medicine has been prepared, synthesized, and used as therapeutics, based on generations of indigenous practices. The upsurge of herbal remedies today has been largely driven by public demand, and billions of dollars are spent annually on herbal medications. The response of the healthcare sector to this issue has been varied: Some reject it because of unidentified toxicological repercussions, while others believe we need to be open-minded, yet critical, about the use of herbal medicines. It is important to document the effectiveness of herbal medicines, their potential adverse side effects, and drug–drug interactions with orthodox pharmaceuticals. We are all responsible to promote both the rational and safe use of folk herbals remedies, and we are responsible for the consequences. This Special Issue aims to highlight evidence-based research on herbal medicines with an emphasis on all aspects, including legal, medical, research, and economic aspects, in order to tackle challenges associated with herbal remedies and to provide greater opportunities for their future use.
Prof. Dr. Hala Gali-Muhtasib
Manuscript Submission Information
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- herbal remedies
- folk medicines
- safety and toxicity
- evidence-based research
- policies on herbal medicine
- drug-drug interactions
- side effects of herbals