What impact has biochemical research had on medical science?

Author(s): Thye Lim Tee

Indigenous knowledge has be- come recognized worldwide not only because of its intrinsic value but also because it has a potential in- strumental value to science and conservation. Tradi- tional knowledge systems are hundreds or even thou- sands of years old and involve not only the knowledge of plants for medicine and food but also strategies for the sustainable utilization of plant resources. Tradi- tional medicine and ethnobotanical information play an important role in scientific research, particularly when the literature and field work data have been properly evaluated

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