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Evolution of Resources in Chinese Medicine: From Wild Crafted to Cultivated


The professor explores the historical evolution of Chinese medicine resources, focusing on substitutions like Bei Mu and Fritillaria species. He highlights the transition from primarily wild-crafted to cultivated sources, emphasizing the sustainable harvesting practices in Sichuan.

The talk underscores the significance of protecting wild germplasm resources, with around 70% of Chinese medicine items now sourced from cultivation. As Chinese medicine adapts to resource shifts, the preservation of natural resources and sustainable botanical product use remains a critical and ongoing concern.

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