Mar 07-08, 2024    Toronto, Canada
International Conference on

Traditional medicine, Natural Products and Medicinal Plants


Traditional and Ethno Veterinary Medicine

Traditional medicine has a long history. It is the whole of the information, expertise, and practices dependent on the hypotheses, convictions, and encounters native to various societies, if reasonable, utilized in the support of well-being just as in the counteraction, determination, improvement, or treatment of physical and psychological sickness. Most of the population keeps on depending on their own conventional medication to meet their essential medical care needs.

Veterinary Medicine: Ethno veterinary medicine (EVM) considers that traditional practices of veterinary medicine are legitimate and seeks to validate them. Many non-Western traditions of veterinary medicine exist, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine in China.

Tibetan veterinary medicine, Ayurveda in India, etc. These traditions have written records that go back thousands of years, for example, the Jewish sources in the Old Testament and Talmud and the Sri Lankan 400-year-old palm-leaf frond records of veterinary treatments (Hadani and Shimshony, 1994). Since colonial times scientists had always taken note of indigenous knowledge of animal health and diagnostic skills before implementing their Western technology projects

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and alternative healthcare and medical practices (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine.

The list of practices that are considered CAM changes continually as CAM practices and therapies that are proven safe and effective become accepted as the “mainstream” healthcare practices. Today, CAM practices may be grouped into five major domains: alternative medical systems, mind-body interventions, biologically-based treatments, manipulative and body-based methods, and energy therapies.

Medicinal plants and its research

A Medicinal plant is any plant that, in one or more of its organs, contains substances that can be used for therapeutic purposes or which are precursors for the synthesis of useful drugs. Medicinal plants have played an essential role in the development of human culture. Medicinal plants are resources of traditional medicines.

Medicinal plants have been a vital source of both curative and preventive medical therapy preparations for human beings, which also has been used for the extraction of important bioactive compounds

Ayurvedic Medicine and Herbal Medicine

Ayurveda is an alternative medicine system with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. The word "Ayurveda" is Sanskrit. Ayurveda, meaning knowledge of life and longevity. A  medical  system from India that has been used for thousands of years. The goal is to cleanse the body and to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. It uses diet, herbal medicines, exercise, meditation, breathing, physical therapy, and other methods.

Chinese Medicine and Unani Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an expansive scope of medication works on sharing regular ideas which have been created in China and depend on a practice of over 2,000 years, including different types of natural medication, needle therapy, rub (tui na), work out (qigong), and dietary treatment. Its fundamental idea is that an indispensable power of life, called Qi, floods through the body.
It is a system of alternative medicine that originated in ancient Greece but is now practiced primarily in India. Involving the use of herbal remedies and alternative therapies. Unani medicine addresses the prevention and treatment of disease. Unani medicine is that disease results from an imbalance in air, earth, water, and fire, four elements thought to comprise all that exists in nature, including the human body.

Holistic Medicine, Nutrition and Health

Holistic medicine is a whole-body approach to healthcare, self-care and traditional medicine. That is, instead of treating an illness, as in orthodox allopathy, holistic medicine looks at an individual's overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing before recommending treatment.

Nutrients is the biochemical and physiological method through which an organism makes use of meals to aid its existence. It includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. The technology that studies the physiological process of nutrients is called nutritional science

There are seven most important lessons of nutrients that the frame desires. these are carbohydrates, proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals, fibre and water. it is critical that everyone consumes these seven nutrients on a day by day basis to assist them build their our bodies and keep their health.

Healthy Aging and Preventive Health

Healthy aging is the development and maintenance of optimal physical, mental (cognitive and emotional), spiritual, and social well-being and function in older adults. Better public and professional education to make healthy aging an actionable priority. Care that can promote healthy aging rests on ensuring future generations of health professionals and older adults understand and embrace best practices focused on keeping us healthy and independent and older people while also promoting healthy aging when we are younger. 

Acupuncture and Aromatherapy

It is an alternative therapy that involves inserting thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management. Stimulating different acupoints on the body surface could provide various therapeutic benefits.

Aromatherapy, or essential oil therapy, refers to a range of traditional, alternative therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It has also been used to help treat a wide range of physical and mental conditions, including burns, infections, depression, insomnia, and high blood pressure.

Present and Future Trends in Herbal Medicine

The field of Herbal Medicine is experiencing both present and future trends that shape its development and impact. These trends encompass various aspects, including research, consumer demand, and healthcare integration. Here are some key highlights:

  • Increasing scientific research: There is a growing interest in exploring the efficacy, safety, and mechanisms of action of herbal medicines through rigorous scientific studies. Researchers are conducting clinical trials and laboratory investigations to understand the therapeutic potential of herbal remedies.
  • Integration with conventional medicine: Herbal medicine is gradually gaining recognition and acceptance within mainstream healthcare systems. More healthcare professionals are incorporating herbal remedies into their treatment approaches, either as complementary therapies or in combination with conventional medicine.
  • Quality assurance and regulation: Governments and regulatory bodies are implementing stricter quality control measures and regulations for herbal products. This includes ensuring product safety, standardization of manufacturing processes, and accurate labeling of ingredients.

Herbal Drug Development and Discoveries

Plants are very useful to mankind, and many plants are exclusively used by humans for medical purposes to prevent or cure diseases. This session will bring together some of the most prominent scientists, researchers, and industry experts in the field of Natural Medicine. The focus of the session will be on the latest developments and discoveries in herbal drug development, with an emphasis on the use of natural compounds in the treatment of various diseases and disorders. Overall, the session on Herbal drug development and discoveries promise to be one of the highlights of the Natural Medicine 2023 conference.
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