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- adj. Describing pharmaceutical agents of plant origin
- n. A pharmaceutical agent of plant origin
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A phytomedicine, or phytopharmaceutical, is a complex mixture derived from plant sources that is used as a medicine or drug.
The type of production, processing, and manufacturing of a large array of medicinal plants produced in the rural sector - and in turn the ability of developing countries to invest in medicinal plant (phytopharmaceutical) industries - will determine the future quality of those community health services.
The Ministry of Health has begun the standardization of the names of all phytopharmaceutical preparations.
Established in the early 1950s, it was given responsibility for the cultivation, collection, and distribution of medicinal substances of natural origin, as well as for the industrial production and domestic distribution of phytopharmaceutical preparations.
· To provide financial support to all initiatives working towards promoting the utilization of medicinal plants and phytopharmaceutical products.
· The development of phytopharmaceutical products, which might partially substitute some of the conventional medications demanding imported raw materials, and which could be produced by pharmaceutical industries based in developing countries through joint projects.