Chinese traditional medicine growth in Africa threatens wildlife | Environment News

Beijing is committed to developing the industry alongside its flagship Belt and Road initiative, according to a new report. Beijing-sponsored expansion of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in many African countries…

Functional genomics and metabolomics advance the ethnobotany of the Samoan traditional medicine “matalafi”

Significance Medicinal plants with extensive ethnobotanical histories, particularly those from Asia, have contributed to the approval of natural compounds as pharmaceutical drugs. In contrast, Samoan traditional medicine is relatively understudied.…

Snake oil was used as traditional medicine throughout history. How did it get such a bad name? 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been talk of numerous dubious panaceas for COVID-19. President Trump has launched the malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus,…

Making traditional Chinese medicine from lab-grown meat | Global Ideas | DW

Every month, the Hong Kong school teacher Kala Wan simmered a bundle of herbs, gelatine made from donkey skin and velvety deer antlers for 75 minutes until she has a…

Heritage Month | The power of traditional medicine

The writings on medicine are extensive and deal with the plants used and the traditional techniques that were practiced before colonization. Photo: Getty Images NEWS Most of the scriptures in…

Encouraging sustainable sourcing of wildlife products in Vietnamese traditional medicines and food supplements

On average, three African rhinos1 were poached at peak levels every day in 2015 to meet consumer demand for their horn, many of them heading to East and Southeast Asia.…

Stranded dugong in Indonesia reportedly cut up for traditional medicine

Two dugongs were stranded on an island in eastern Indonesia earlier this week, but only one survived and returned to the sea. Since conservation authorities were unable to visit the…

I swapped my cats’ diet from traditional pet food to insects – here’s what happened

A well-known ritual begins at my home around 6 p.m. My Burmese cats, Claude and Truffle, grope downstairs to dinner, pace the kitchen, and when they get impatient to be…

Trafficking for traditional medicine threatens the Philippine porcupine

Endemisch auf den Inseln der Provinz Palawan sind die philippinischen Stachelschweine durch den Verlust ihres Lebensraums und zunehmend durch die Schwarzmarktnachfrage nach Bezoaren bedroht: steinige Ansammlungen unverdauten Pflanzenmaterials, die sich…

Can Knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine Help Protect Wildlife?

Sun Simiao was a titanic figure in the world of traditional Chinese medicine. Born in the late 6th century during the Tang Dynasty, he can boast a remarkable life span…