OC-54: KNOWLEDGE AND CONSUMPTION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS IN THE PROVINCE OF ARTEMISA IN THE PERIOD 2014-2015

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S77, 2015

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015  September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.

Oral Communication

OC-54: KNOWLEDGE AND CONSUMPTION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS IN THE PROVINCE OF ARTEMISA IN THE PERIOD 2014-2015. THEIR APPROPRIATE USE

Moreno S1, Bermúdez I2, Casado CM3, Cabrera JR1, Hernández M1.

1Company of Medications of the Artemisa Province, Cuba. E-mail: livanis@infomed.sld.cu
2University of Havana, Cuba.
3Pharmacy and Food Institute, University of Havana, Cuba.

 

Introduction: The use of natural products has played a key role in maintaining human health. Today, despite the advances of modern medicine, there is an increase in the consumption of these products in the world. However, in Cuba the use of natural medicine in the therapy, has been affected by the ignorance of the population and health professionals and scientific evidence does not exist on the properties that are attributed to these products. A descriptive, observational and retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the awareness and consumption of natural products recommended by the National Directorate of Pharmacy (DNF), with pharmacological activity Industrial local and home production by the population and professional’s provincial health Artemisa. Methods: The sample consisted of 70 patients and 40 health professionals. Results: The study allowed verifying that the plant Plectranthus amboinicus was the most used and appropriating safety margin. Health professionals and the public showed lack of knowledge about the pharmacological efficacy of natural products, but had high confidence in their use. Conclusions: The results show the need to provide health education on this topic to the public and health professionals in the province under consideration.

Citation Format: Moreno S, Bermúdez I, Casado CM, Cabrera JR, Hernández M (2015) Knowledge and consumption of natural products in the province of Artemisa in the period 2014-2015. Their appropriate use. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S77. Abstract nr OC-54.