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Traditional Medicine Articles


Plants bring hope for malaria treatment

5th February 2013

Researchers in Benin uncover a wealth of medicinal plants used by traditional healers to treat malaria.

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Black pepper could help fight obesity

8th May 2012

The plant, which has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, contains a key ingredient that stops fat cells from forming.

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Turmeric lessens risk of heart attack

16th April 2012

An extract of the traditional Indian spice reduces the number of post-operation heart attacks in bypass patients, a Thai study finds.

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Can acupuncture boost the success of IVF?

31st January 2012

A new analysis of IVF research suggests acupuncture could help some women have babies.

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China to probe 'immortality' herb

17th January 2012

The government will fund research into a herb that has already helped normalise irregular heartbeat.

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Growing support for traditional medicine

27th September 2011

According to the WHO, 80% of people in developing countries depend primarily on traditional medicine.

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Botswana to protect indigenous traditions

30th August 2011

Herbal medicines, farming practices, religious and cultural traditions will receive protection under new laws.

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Indigenous groups cut out of talks

31st May 2011

Talks on a draft agreement to protect traditional knowledge, including medicine, went ahead without their input.

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HIV drug safety trials begin

11th February 2011

Sutherlandia frutescens to undergo safety and efficacy tests in South Africa.

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Licensing rule for herbal remedies

17th January 2011

Traditional and imported remedies could be banned under new rules.

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