Medicinal Plants: An Expanding Role in Development
AbstractMedicinal plants are commonly used in treating and preventing specific ailments and diseases and are considered to play a beneficial role in health care. Despite their importance, medicinal plants are seldom handled within an organized, regulated sector; most are still exploited with little or no regard to the future. The paper outlines the importance and usage of medicinal plants in health care, national conservation activities in selected countries, and in World Bank development projects.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by World Bank - Technical Papers in its series Papers with number 320.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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MEDICINE; ENVIRONMENT; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT;
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