Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Case Details

Medicinal plants in conservation and development: case studies and lessons learnt

Traditional medicine, based largely on herbs, still supports the primary healthcare of more people worldwide than ‘conventional’ or western medicine. According to the World Health Organisation, up to 80% of the population in Africa uses traditional medicine for their primary healthcare, and natural remedies are also popular in many western countries. The majority of plant species used in traditional or herbal medical treatments are harvested from the wild rather than cultivated. This publication is a first aid herbal toolkit for the Ruwenzori region, Uganda.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
Plantlife International, Salisbury, UK.
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Multiple use