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Herbal medicines in the KiGGS

Contact person: Dr. Hildtraud Knopf

The use of herbal medicinal products has a long tradition in German-speaking Central Europe. During the creation of monographs by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), it often becomes evident that if at all, only insufficient data is available proving the use or benefits of herbal medicinal products in children and adolescents.

The aim of the project is to perform a special evaluation of the data obtained in the context of KiGGS in order to gain new information that will improve the data situation and possibly also be of benefit in the discussion on HMPC monographs.

Population-representative indications should be obtained on the prevalence, spectrum and determinants of the use of herbal medicinal products in children and adolescents in Germany.

Duration / status: January 2012 to December 2012

Data source: KiGGS

Project type: Research project, cooperation

Commissioned / financed by: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices 

Cooperation partner: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices , Department for Complemtary and Alternative Medicines and Traditional Medicinal Products

Date: 14.10.2014