Her­bal Medicine Mar­ket Suf­fers From Smug­gling

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

TEHRAN - The mar­ket for her­bal drugs in Iran is very frag­ile un­like in many other coun­tries and this is de­spite the fact that qual­ity prod­ucts are be­ing pro­duced do­mes­ti­cally.

“The her­bal drugs mar­ket con­sti­tute a mea­ger 5 per­cent of all drugs, the rest be­longs to chem­i­cal drugs. Nei­ther or­di­nary peo­ple nor medical prac­ti­tion­ers wel­come her­bal drugs in Iran,” Zard­band Co. phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal man­ager Hos­sein Gorji told Trend.

With a di­verse flo­ral ecosys­tem, Iran has one of the most nat­u­rally pow­er­ful lands for the cul­ti­va­tion and pro­duc­tion of her­bal medicine.

“Our prod­ucts come with the high­est pu­rity pos­si­ble, the herbs are cul­ti­vated or­gan­i­cally, and many other coun­tries wel­comed the prod­ucts, but here they are not wel­come, un­like, for ex­am­ple, in Ger­many where her­bal drugs con­sti­tute 70 per­cent of the drug mar­ket,” Gorji un­der­lined.

Gorji, whose hold­ing also pro­duced san­i­ta­tion and beauty prod­ucts un­der the name Cinere, also said also that the smug­gling of sim­i­lar prod­ucts into the coun­try is an­other ma­jor prob­lem.

“In south­ern Iran you can find all sorts of for­eign-made prod­ucts at ridicu­lously low prices, which clearly shows they have been smug­gled. And that is dam­ag­ing our mar­ket,” he ex­plained.

Iran – with 1,640,000 square kilo­me­ter area, has a spe­cific com­bi­na­tion of dif­fer­ent el­e­ments of life and a spe­cial ecosys­tem and bio­di­ver­sity due to var­i­ous fac­tors, in­clud­ing dif­fer­ent cli­matic con­di­tions, high

moun­tains all around and a big desert.

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