OC-63: TRAMIL-CUBA, ITS IMPACT IN RESEARCH AND DIFFUSION OF MEDICINAL PLANT USES

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S24, 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-63: TRAMIL-CUBA, ITS IMPACT IN RESEARCH AND DIFFUSION OF MEDICINAL PLANT USES

Victoria MC, Morón F, Brito G, Blanco Y, López M, Peña BR, Acosta L, Morejón Z, Boucourt E, García AI, Duménigo A, Martínez I.

Central Laboratory of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical Sciences “Salvador Allende”. Carvajal e/ Agua Dulce and A, Cerro, Havana, CP 12000, Cuba. E-mail: mcvictoria@infomed.sld.cu

 

Introduction: Since 1986, Cuba, represented by Ministry of Public Health of Cuba (MINSAP) and Central Pharmacological Research Unit (LCF) 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 our National Health System. We have performed some scientific projects and there results have been published. The aim of this lecture is expose interchange scientific experience between TRAMIL and LCF during 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 (CHP) 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, our results in pharmacological and toxicological studies of different species had been incorporated to CHP. 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 feedback 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 publication shown the impacts in diffusion.

 

Citation Format: Victoria MC, Morón F, Brito G, Blanco Y, López M, Peña BR, Acosta L, Morejón Z, Boucourt E, García AI, Duménigo A, Martínez I (2015) TRAMIL-Cuba, its impact in research and diffusion of medicinal plant uses. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S24. Abstract nr OC-63.