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6 Ethical principles governing research in traditional medicine
The ethics governing research in Traditional Medicine (TM) has been subject to substantial debate. The controversies have generally revolved around the unreasonable harvesting of medicinal plants, ethical accountability of researchers towards local knowledge holders, and the credibility of TM as a complementary and alternative mode of treatment. This presentation emphasizes the importance of ethics in TM research as well as the 6 ethical principles to follow when conducting research in TM.