استفاده از گیاهان دارویی در ایران: بررسی و تحلیل آمار مصرف کنندگان، شیوه های مصرف، منابع تهیه و آگاهی دهنده

نوع مقاله: مقاله پژوهشی


عنوان مقاله [English]

On the relevance of medicinal plants consumers in Iran: investigating statistics for consumers, states of consumption, informative and source area

چکیده [English]

Iran’s presumed rank in the top 12 countries of the world in terms of medicinal and industrial plants
based on “The 20-year Perspective Plan” requires achieving objective information and insight about Iranian
society’s current status especially regarding consumption of medicinal plants. Such information can be
acquired through social researches. The present research was conducted using questionnaires. In order
to acquire information and knowing about mechanism of medicinal plant consumption, the questionnaires
enquired all family members of the students in Isfahan University of Technology. Sample size was chosen
682 families, and finally, 1047 questionnaires were collected. ANOVA test was applied to analysis and
compare the opinions of participating groups. The results indicated that 71.5% of Iranian people (statistically
inferred from results of the research examinees) take medicinal plants (herbal products). 70% of male
population and 73.5% of female population use herbs as medication. Also, majority of Iranian people intake
the herbs after boiling (41.8% of the administered herbs), and, 66.8% of medicinal plants are purchased
from apothecary. Relatives, friends, and the traditional culture inherited from the ancestors are the main
sources of knowledge on how to use medicinal plants for Iranian people as 69.1% of the herbs administered
by Iranians have been introduced and adopted in this manner. Undoubtedly, achieving a superior position in
the global ranking of medicinal plants (herbal products) requires culture-building, meticulous programming,
and also provision of suitable contexts for creating salubrious and sustainable jobs out of the natural
resources in the national development processes.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • medicinal plants
  • Medicine science
  • Consumption method
  • Analysis of variance
  • Iran