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Mazandaran Province is capable of producing 200 medicinal plants species
Deputy Director for Food and Drug of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences said: “Mazandaran is capable of producing 200 medicinal plants species, which in case of meeting the standards and finding the markets can improve employment opportunities, create income and develop the province”.

Mazandaran Province is capable of producing 200 medicinal plants species

Deputy Director for Food and Drug of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences said: “Mazandaran is capable of producing 200 medicinal plants species, which in case of meeting the standards and finding the markets can improve employment opportunities, create income and develop the province”.

In a media interview Dr. Mohammad Azadbakht has pointed out to the old history of Iranian Traditional Medicine, and said: “Since two thousand to two hundred years ago in Iran, most of the treatments were based on traditional medicine”.

He reminded that The Canon of Medicine by Avicenna is one of the most reliable books in Traditional Medicine and in this regards he stated that: “Traditional Medicine has provided a huge potential in treatment”.

He mentioned that Traditional Medicine varies according to the climate of the countries and added: “This therapeutic method is divided into scientific and ideological types”.

Dr. Azadbakht believed that the ideological type of Traditional Medicine is mostly followed in the other countries: “The scientific type of Traditional Medicine is more active and popular in Iran due to previous experiences and results”.

He pointed to the difference between herbal medicines and medical plants and added: “the custodianship of medical planets in Iran, like other countries, is the responsibility of the scientists, medical specialists, and people who professionally is familiar with medical sciences and their effects on human body; like the other plants, the custodianship of medical plants is the responsibility of agriculture specialists”.

Deputy Director for Food and Drug of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences said: “Medical plants and herbal medicines may create high potentials in economic, employment and national capital sections”.

·         More than 80% of the Iranian Traditional Medicine is based on the use of herbal plants

Treatment Deputy Director of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, emphasized on the fact that medical plants play an important role in Traditional Medicine “More than 80% of the Iranian Traditional Medicine is based on the use of herbal plants, and only less than 20% based on the use of organic and mineral”.

Dr. Azadbakht, pointed that Iran is one of the biggest exporters of licorice and tragacanth, continued: “Providing proper conditions to export Mazandaran medical planets to the other countries, such as ECO countries, may be achieved through implementing scientific programs, learning the basic methods of agriculture, growing, and harvesting, and active and effective presence of authorities in identifying and providing demand markets”.

Reminding that nettle, acanthus and silybum seeds, barberry, borage, thyme, fennel, etc. are only a part of medical plants potentials in this province, he stated: “Acanthus seed is among the first 20 plants of the world which is native to Mazandaran Province and has finer quality compared to the other regions”.

Pointing to the huge consumption of essential oils in nutritional, cosmetic and hygienic products, Dr. Azadbakht said: “There are many plants in Iran and specifically in Mazandaran which can be used as essential oils; these plants can be also exported to the other countries, if standardized”.

He reminded that the interaction between Mazandaran authorities and Cultural Attache of ECO member countries, and identifying and evaluating the potentials of demanding markets may affect the production of herbal plants and promote health tourism. In this regard, he said: “We should provide better conditions to cultivate these plants”.

Deputy Director for Food and Drug of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, emphasizing the fact that producing medical plants can lead to an evolution in Mazandaran province “This department recommends cooperation with the ECO members in 20 fields such as establishment of import-export centers, interuniversity collaborative interaction to educate, control, visit, and hold seminars; establishing marketing development units and sales marketing data bases, etc., which all may hlp too proved a proper potentials”. 

Mazandaran Province is capable of producing 200 medicinal plants species
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