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Digital Nature Archive Of Singapore

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This website is created by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at the National University of Singapore, to provide a searchable digital database of Singapore’s natural heritage,

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i.e., its flora, fauna and natural habitats. The initial funding for creating the digital nature archive (DNA) is sponsored by the Care-For-Nature Trust Fund of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. RMBR maintains and update the database, with supports from the National Parks Board.

Our objectives:

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January 20th, 2013 at 8:25 am

The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy (JSP)

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About the JSP

The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy (JSP) was founded in 1947. We serve to promote research in pharmacognosy and its related fields to provide the members with the oppornities for presentations, exhchange of knowledge, and cooperation/coordinaton among relevant societies. JSP currently has over 1,400 members including regular, student, supporting, and honorary categories. The JSP’s primary scope lies in the chemical, biochemical and biological properties of medicinal natural products and their derivatives. Research topics include the search for novel medicinal sources, structure elucidation, chemotaxonomy, genetic analysis, pharmacology, and biosynthesis.
JSP is internationally active, and brings together those interested in the related fields such as oriental ‘Kampo’ medicines. We currently hold the partnership with the corresponding academic societies, KSP (The Korean Society of Pharmacognosy) and CCTCNM (The Chinese Commission of Traditional Chinese and Natural Medicines, Chinese Pharmaceutical Association) to organize the Joint Symposium on Pharmacognosy since 2005.

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December 14th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research

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Aims of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research

Main scientific interests of the Society and its members are in the area of horticulture, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, pharmacology, phytotherapy, basic research and related fields and include:

Horticulture of Medicinal Plants

  • breeding and cultivation of medicinal plants
  • genetic diversity of medicinal plants

Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

  • identification and authentication of plant material
  • chemistry of plant constituents and natural compounds
  • development of improved and new analytical methods
  • search for new biologically active natural compounds Read the rest of this entry »

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August 28th, 2012 at 2:06 am


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About The NORPHCAM Network

NORPHCAM is the first international collaborative network dedicated to promoting and advancing the public health and health services research of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine and integrative health care. Central to NORPHCAM’s mission is the need to address a number of issues crucial to the rigorous, systematic investigation of contemporary CAM: 1) the need to supplement and contextualise clinical research and enquiry to ensure practice and policy relevance; 2) the need to introduce and highlight a broad range of scientific and methodological approaches and methods to the investigation of CAM; 3) the need to ensure research adequately investigates the range of remedies, practices, technologies AND practitioners that constitute the broad field of CAM as practised and used around the world; and 4) the need to provide linkage and communication between researchers and practitioners and to actively encourage research capacity building around CAM. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 2nd, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Holistic Health Care and Research Organization (HHCRO)

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About us

The Holistic Health Care and Research Organization (HHCRO), established in 2003 and Chaired by Prof. Dr. Sharique Zafar, is a non-profit Indian non-governmental organization (NGO).

Our Vision

A world with “Health for All Forever”, where there are no sufferings among the despair, destitute and poor community globally, and no one dies untreated in remote rural areas due to lack of resources and medical care! Read the rest of this entry »

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June 14th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

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World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), approved by the State Council of P.R.China and registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs, P.R.China, is an international academic organization with its headquarters in Beijing. Its current Chairman is Ms. She Jing, Former Vice-Minister of Health and Former Director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, P.R.China. Currently, WFCMS has 195 chinese medicine societies in 57 countries and regions. The Secretariat, an organ operating under WFCMS, is responsible for WFCMS’s functionary management.

At present, the Secretariat possesses General Office, Academic Department, International Liaison Department Finance Department. Department of International Standardization, Department of International Examination, Department of International Training, Department of Talent Exchange, Department of Information Service (website of WFCMS), Department of Project Management I, Department of Project Management II, Chinese Medicine Research Institute, World Chinese Medicine, Medicine Cooperation Dept Ⅰ, Prize Office and etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 21st, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Siddha Applied Science Institute (SASI)

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Siddha Applied Science Institute (SASI) was founded by Sri. Pranaji of Pranashakty International to promote the ancient science of Siddha (Siddha Vaidyam). Sri. Pranaji, comes from a spiritual lineage that has deep roots in Siddha sciences. It is his aim to promote the ancient science of the Siddha’s in a way that’s applicable to the present day world. Science has changed drastically over the years, with many alternative medicines being rediscovered as highly beneficial to people. There has been little efforts to convert Siddha medicine, the oldest of all medical systems into applications that are useful for the present generation. Siddha medicine is considered one of the most practical approaches in treatment. Ayurveda is considered to be an offshoot of this amazing filed of applied medicine. SASI is focused on converging Siddha system of medicine, alchemy and spiritual sciences into a common platform to provide highly effective wellness solutions. In this view SASI has entered into applied research that will lead to development of new herbal drug formulations based on ancient Siddha texts many of them which are still unknown to mankind. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 6th, 2012 at 9:43 am

The Ayurvedic Institute

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Ayurveda, the science of life, has brought true health and wellness to millions of individuals throughout the ages with simple changes in daily living practices. Incorporating just a few of these proven methods into your lifestyle can bring about radical changes in your life.
This ancient art of healing has been practiced continuously for over 5,000 years. The principles of many natural healing systems now familiar in the West, such as Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy, have their roots in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic practices restore the balance and harmony of the individual, resulting in self-healing, good health and longevity.

Our Purpose

The Ayurvedic Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that teaches the principles and practices of Ayurveda, the ancient science of life. We provide authentic education in a supportive environment that encourages the integration of Ayurveda by individuals into their daily living and by health care professionals into their clinical practices. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 13th, 2012 at 3:48 am

Rocky Mountain Herbal Institute

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Our website contains many full-length articles on Chinese herbology. The following articles focus on revealing key differences between clinical Chinese herbology and western, or European, styles of herbalism. The last two articles explain worldwide trends in politics, economics, and regulation that every herbalist and aspiring herbalist should consider before making educational and career choices.

Correct and incorrect ways of choosing herbs. This introduction to Chinese herbology discusses reveals how and how not to use ginseng and rhubarb root, and contrasts a more symptomatic approach in choosing herbs with a method for matching herbs to whole-body patterns of symptoms and signs. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 7th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

The American Society of Pharmacognosy

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About the ASP

“Pharmacognosy” derives from two Greek words, “pharmakon” or drug, and “gnosis” or knowledge. Like many contemporary fields of science, Pharmacognosy has undergone significant change in recent years and today represents a highly interdisciplinary science that is one of five major areas of pharmaceutical education.

The American Society of Pharmacognosy was founded in 1959 as an outgrowth of the Plant Science Seminar, which itself was established in 1923. The Society is international in scope and brings together men and women dedicated to the promotion, growth, and development not only of pharmacognosy but all aspects of those sciences related to and dealing in natural products. The Society currently has over 1,100 active and associate members. Approximately 40 percent of the active members of the Society reside outside of the U.S. and Canada, and represent more than 60 countries throughout the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 9th, 2012 at 12:12 am