World Health Organization (2005)
Traditional medicine has always maintained its popularity worldwide. In addition, over the last decade, we have seen an increasing use of complementary and alternative medicines in many developed and developing countries.The safety and efficacy of traditional medicine and complementary and alternative medicines, as well as quality control, have become important concerns for both health authorities andthepublic.
Various traditional medicine practices have been developed in different cultures in different regions, but without a parallel development of international standards and appropriate methods for evaluating traditional medicine. Therefore, sharing national experience and information is crucial.