World Health Forum. 1993 ; 14(4): 390-5.
Nature's medicinal bounty: don't throw it away.
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
Plant-derived drugs have an important place in both traditional and modern medicine. For this reason a special effort to maintain the great diversity of plant species would undoubtedly help to alleviate human suffering in the long term. Proven agroindustrial technologies should be applied to the cultivation and processing of medicinal plants and the manufacture of herbal medicines.