Materia medica of traditional knowledge: from east to west and beyond / Julenah Ag Nuddin

Julenah Ag Nuddin (2016) Materia medica of traditional knowledge: from east to west and beyond / Julenah Ag Nuddin. Borneo Akademika, 1 (2). pp. 12-22. ISSN 2462-1641

Abstract

Traditional knowledge is the accumulative knowledge that has been passed on since the beginning of time. It was recorded in various forms and formally in materia medica. Each ancient civilisations possessed its own materia medica; from east, Ancient China has Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Indians, their Ayurveda while the Greeks, Greek Medicine and several others. Both similarities and differences in materia medica are information which becomes valuable source in drug discovery. In combination with advanced and sophisticated tools, drug discovery programme aims to produce the wonder drugs for the betterment of humankind. However, in search of the magic bullet, we should not let haste and greed allow us to disregard materia medica as our heritage to be passed on.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Julenah Ag NuddinUNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sabah > Kota Kinabalu Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Borneo Akademika
ISSN: 2462-1641
Volume: 1
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 12-22
Item ID: 16463
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional knowledge; Ayurveda; Materia medica
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16463

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