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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Towards Herbs and Herbal Products Among Health Sciences Students of a University in UAE
, Khawaja Amal Hatem, Khasati Dana Samih
Published in Moksha Publishing House
2017
Volume: 8
   
Issue: 3
Pages: 79 - 83
Abstract
Herbal products and supplements are a branch of CAM, and are consumed for several health purposes, and mostly without a medical advice. To assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices toward these herbals, we conducted a college-based survey, distributed to 334 students of dentistry and pharmacy in a university in United Arab Emirates. The survey included questions about the herbals used, purpose of consuming them, drug-herbals interaction, and safety of herbal consumed. Among the sample, only 5% of students didn’t use any herbals, at all. A high percentage of respondents believed that herbals are able to treat some medical conditions, while a weaker agreement was obtained regarding the safety of herbals. These results indicate that health sciences college students need to be counseled about the proper use of herbals.
About the journal
JournalInternational Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
PublisherMoksha Publishing House
Open AccessYes
Concepts (3)
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    Herbs
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    Herbal products
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    Safety