Tag Archives: herbal medicine

Traditional medicine in Yang Talat district, Isaan, Thailand

Khwan Phusrisom Baan Dong Bang, Thailand & UK   Fig 1. Baan Dong Bang village, Yang Talat district, and surroundings. Isaan is northeast Thailand, wedged between Laos and Cambodia. I grew up there, in Yang Talat district, (Fig 1) in the Baan Dong Bang village headman’s teak house, where I saw traditional medicine in use […]

The significant contributors to the history and development of Vietnam’s medicine sector

Tran Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   A drawing of Master Tue Tinh. It was made when Vietnam still used ancient Vietnamese with characters similar to Chinese. Unknown original. Source Physicians have long held a high position in Vietnamese society. Among many who have improved the health of their local communities, five […]

African medicine

Sheillah Maonga London, UK   My mind was always stubbornly set against African medicine and I did not pay much heed to it even when I visited Africa for two weeks each year. It was something that had no bearing on me—until last year when I took my child to see my mother. My mother […]