Impact of TRAMIL-Cuba relationships in researches and diffusion of medicinal plant use [Repercusión del intercambio científico TRAMIL-Cuba en las investigaciones y difusión del uso de plantas medicinales]
Victoria Amador M.C.,Laboratorio Central Of Farmacologia Dr Francisco Moron Rodriguez In Memorian |
Moron Rodriguez F.J.,Laboratorio Central Of Farmacologia Dr Francisco Moron Rodriguez In Memorian |
Brito Alvarez G.,Laboratorio Central Of Farmacologia Dr Francisco Moron Rodriguez In Memorian |
Blanco Hernandez Y.,Laboratorio Central Of Farmacologia Dr Francisco Moron Rodriguez In Memorian |
And 6 more authors.
Revista Cubana de Plantas Medicinales | Year: 2015
Introduction: since 1986, Cuba, represented by Ministry of Public Health of Cuba (MINSAP) and Central Pharmacological Research Unit has joined TRAMIL (Program for Applied Research and Diffusion of Medicinal Plants in the Caribbean). In 1988, the III TRAMIL Scientific Workshop was organized in Havana. We also have coordinated the Medicinal Plant Cuban Research Program (1988-2004) to incorporate medicinal plants in the National Health System. We have performed some scientific projects and there results has been published. Objective: to evaluate the impact of scientific exchange between TRAMIL and Central Pharmacological Research Unit, Cuba, for 25 years. Methods: it was reviewed the most important events, the main impacts in diffusion and higher medical education, as well as our published results and those included in TRAMIL´s Caribbean Herbal Pharmacopoeia during 1988-2014. Results: it was exposed the scientific-validated medicinal plant uses which has been incorporated to Cuban National Health System, the survey TRAMIL and diffusion workshop are analyzing, the results in pharmacological and toxicological studies of different species had been incorporated to Caribbean Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Conclusions: our data indicate that TRAMIL is a well established regional scientific network which may be useful for health systems and medical universities. There have been an advantageous scientific interchange and two-sided feed back for both organizations during the last 25 years. There is a high percentage of traditional medicinal plant uses which may be supported with preclinical evaluation, the toxicity reaction are almost negative in traditional use forms; some publications shown the impacts in diffusion and experimental project results. © 2015, Editorial Ciencias Medicas. All rights reserved.