Tu Youyou, the Nobel prize winner who explored a hidden gem from the traditional medicine

This year’s Nobel prize for Physiology goes to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. The drug Artemisinin is isolated from the leaves of the Chinese wormwood plant, Artemisia annua.

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called artemisinin “a gift for the world’s people from traditional Chinese medicine,” and urged researchers to turn to herbs in the search for cures for infectious diseases

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Ayurveda – Science or Belief System

Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine, is one of oldest medical systems in the world. Ayurveda is also the first complete medical system which has identified specialties such as General medicine, Surgery, Head & Neck medicine, Psychiatry, Mother & child health, Reproductive medicine, Geriatrics and Toxicology. It is a structured medical system with a view on diseases causative factors, pathologica framework and specific treatments. But more than just a medical system Ayurveda is a way of life which encompasses practices to stay healthy day and night, seasons and even preventive measures during epidemics.

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Why Western medicine failed to take cues from Indian Herbal Medicine (Ayurveda)

The pharmaceutical Industry is going through a rough phase as investment has increased substantially in https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/viagra-100mg/ recent years but, number of innovative drugs approved by FDA has steadily decreased. Advancements made in Translational research field, development of combinatorial chemistry libraries, biomarker led-drug discovery have led to new ways of approaching drug discovery, but have not been able to https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/viagra-generique/ provide an end to the drought in drug molecule search. ‘One gene-one disease-one drug’ approach and ‘Multi drug driven- System based approach’, both have found its own set of followers but none have been proven till date as a perfect approach. Amidst all these different approaches and urgency, a field which is neglected by the western team and should have found place along with Translational research is learning’s and findings from Traditional medicine.

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