Deforestation Threatens Traditional/Modern Medicines Future

CONTINUED depletion of vegetation for industrial, domestic and agricultural purposes, poses a great threat to the existence of traditional and scientific medicines, as they both rely heavily of biodiversity for medical sources, a top Traditional medicines practitioner has said. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Zimbabwe National Practitioners  (ZINIPA) founding President, Mr  Friday Chishanyu said the destruction of vegetation was forcing traditional medicines practitioners to travel long distances in search of medicines. “The issue of deforestation is not affecting traditional medicines alone but both scientific and traditional medicines practices…

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Traditional Healers To Patent Medicines

TRADITIONAL healers are working towards patenting as well as improve on the packaging of traditional medicines and herbs in a bid to protect their works against duplication as well as keep in touch with developing business trends. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at a Zimbabwe National Practitioners  (ZINIPA) meeting in Harare, ZINIPA founding President, Mr  Friday Chishanyu said it was time traditional healers move from old ways of doing business if they are to realize meaningful profits from their works. “We want to patent our work so as to avoid duplication…

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