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Exploring Herbal Medicine: Development, Applications, and Clinical Insights

Explores herbal medicines development, applications, and clinical considerations

Prof Lee, assistant professor in clinical drug discovery, explores herbal medicine’s development and applications.

Herbalism, utilizing plants for therapeutic value, involves various chemical substances in herbs acting on the body. Prof Lee discusses obtaining herbal medicine from shops or traditional herb stores. Over 80% of chemical medicines, as per WHO, derive from plants, showcasing herbal medicine’s significance. Notably, anti-cancer drugs like Paclitaxel are isolated from herbs. FDA-approved clinical trials demonstrate herbal medicine’s potential. Preserving herbs’ efficacy and ensuring quality storage are crucial. Dosage varies based on herbs and individual factors, emphasizing consultation with healthcare professionals. Adopting a healthy lifestyle complements herbal medicine use.

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Clinical Drug Development of Chinese Herbal Medicine

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