About Traditional Medicines and Disciplines

Traditional Medicine also is known as indigenous or folk medicine is the use of medicinal plants and plant products for the treatment and cure of diseases from centuries before the development of modern medicine. It is defined as the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. In some countries, people still rely on traditional medicine practices for their primary health care need. Traditional medicines practices include traditional European medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Korean medicine, traditional African medicine, Ayurveda, Siddha medicine, Unani, ancient Iranian Medicine, Iranian (Persian), Islamic medicine, Muti, and Ifá.

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  • Mythical origins

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