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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

versão On-line ISSN 1518-8345

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LIMA, Silvia Cristina da Silva; ARRUDA, Guilherme Oliveira de; RENOVATO, Rogério Dias  e  ALVARENGA, Márcia Regina Martins. Representations and uses of medicinal plants in elderly men. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.4, pp.778-786. ISSN 1518-8345.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692012000400019.

The aim of this study was to know and understand the representations and use of medicinal plants by elderly men assisted in the Family Health Strategies of Dourados, MS. Participated in this study, 18 elderly men aged over 60 years, using four or more medications. The research was conducted with qualitative approach. The results showed that there is still the consumption of medicinal plants among the elderly, especially in the treatment of minor harm. The representations about the plants seem anchored in the concept of safety; they are natural and few side effects. Its use is made concurrently with the manufactured medicines without regard to risk of interactions. Older men use medicinal plants, without however reporting to health professionals. Therefore, it is necessary continuing education focused on phytotherapy health team and nursing, contributing to safe and effective use of medicinal plants.

Palavras-chave : Medicinal Plants; Men's Health; Health of the Elderly.

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