Traditional medicine has a long history. It is the sum total of the knowledge, skill, 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.

The terms “complementary medicine” or “alternative medicine” refer to a broad set of health care practices that are not part of that country’s own tradition or conventional medicine and are not fully integrated into the dominant health-care system. They are used interchangeably with traditional medicine in some countries.

Herbal medicines include herbs, herbal materials, herbal preparations and finished herbal products, that contain as active ingredients parts of plants, or other plant materials, or combinations.

It is very effective as it has proven records over years, BUT YOU SHOULD ONLY PATRONIZE SPECIALISTS AND AVOID SELF MEDICATION

Common forms of natural medicine include herbal supplements, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and nutritional therapy.

   Research in natural medicine typically involves clinical trials, laboratory studies, and observational research. Researchers investigate the safety and efficacy of natural remedies, often comparing them to placebos or standard treatments. Contact NNMDA for details and training.

    It is possible to patent a natural remedy if it meets the criteria for patentability, which typically include novelty, non-obviousness, and utility. However, the process can be complex, and the eligibility of natural remedies for patents can be contentious.

Consider consulting with a patent attorney to determine if your invention is eligible for patent protection. Additionally, keep detailed records of your research and consider confidentiality agreements when collaborating with others.

   Natural medicine research is ongoing globally, with many studies exploring its potential benefits and risks. Some natural remedies, like certain herbs and supplements, have shown promise in managing specific health conditions, but more research is needed for conclusive evidence.