Herbal medicine/Phytotherapy in Turkey

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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

Turkey October 27, 2014 New law on Regulations for Traditional and Complementary Medicine Practice. Read more

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012

No specific regulation found for therapists or medical doctors’ clinical use of herbal
medicine/phytotherapy (291). Medical doctors with an additional qualification may practise herbal medicine/phytotherapy.

Laws and regulations on Herbal Medicinal Products were issued in 1985 in the “Permanent Notice concerning Shops, Spice Shops and Similar Stores”, at the same time as the Expert committee for Licensing the Herbal Medicinal Products was established (59).

At 2 November 2011, the Ministry of Health stated that Traditional, Alternative and
Complementary Medicine (and thereby herbal medicine) regulations, treatment approvals and inspection tasks belongs to the General of Health Services Directorate (295).

There are courses and Master programs of Phytotherapy offered at some universities (like Yeditepe University). Phytotherapy courses are integrated in a few medical undergraduate curriculums (like Yeditepe University), and a professional chair of phytotherapy exists at some universities (like Yeditepe University) (291).