Traditional medicines have been used in many countries throughout the world over many centuries. Today, these medicines still represent an important part of healthcare in some countries. For example, more than 100 countries have regulations for herbal medicines, but practices of traditional medicine vary greatly from country to country and from region to region, as they are influenced by factors such as culture, history, personal attitudes, and philosophy. Specifically, these practices have not only continued to be used as part of primary healthcare in developing countries, but have also been used in other countries where conventional medicines are predominant in the national healthcare system such as Europe and America (Lezotre, 2014).
The Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) Expo which is an international business platform for everyone who is working in or supplying to the MAP Industry, from seed and soil, research and development.
This Conference seeks to create the platform for Traditional Medicine Practitioners (TMP’s), Phytotherapists, Scientific Researchers and consumers of MAP in order to bridge the communication gap about the safety and efficacy of MAP.