Context: When evaluating bioactivity, efficacy, and toxicology of plant products, attention should be paid on pre-clinical versus clinical research. Objective: To emphasize an evidence-based approach in the field of phytotherapy research. Methods: The pyramid of scientific evidence was used in order to assess the quality of phytotherapy studies. Results and conclusion: In terms of evidence-based phytotherapy, a step-by-step approach, ascending the "pyramid" of scientific evidence, is essential in order to collect correct information useful to clinicians and physicians, leant on the robust foundations of in vitro/ in vivo studies.

Efficacy behind activity : phytotherapeutics are not different from pharmaceuticals / E.M. Varoni, G. Lodi, M. Iriti. - In: PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY. - ISSN 1388-0209. - 53:3(2015 Mar), pp. 404-406. [10.3109/13880209.2014.923000]

Efficacy behind activity : phytotherapeutics are not different from pharmaceuticals

E.M. Varoni
Primo
;
G. Lodi
Secondo
;
M. Iriti
2015

Abstract

Context: When evaluating bioactivity, efficacy, and toxicology of plant products, attention should be paid on pre-clinical versus clinical research. Objective: To emphasize an evidence-based approach in the field of phytotherapy research. Methods: The pyramid of scientific evidence was used in order to assess the quality of phytotherapy studies. Results and conclusion: In terms of evidence-based phytotherapy, a step-by-step approach, ascending the "pyramid" of scientific evidence, is essential in order to collect correct information useful to clinicians and physicians, leant on the robust foundations of in vitro/ in vivo studies.
Clinical studies; evidence-based medicine; pre-clinical studies; phytotherapy
Settore CHIM/10 - Chimica degli Alimenti
Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche
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