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Guangxi Medicinal Botanical Garden will co-author with Laos for Medicine Book

2018-03-15

Song Tawi Zanvi, the director of the Department of Food and Drugs of the Ministry of Health of Laos, visited the Guangxi Medical Botanical Garden from March 13 to March 16 to carry out exchanges and cooperation in the field of traditional medicine. The two sides will co-author the Lao Pharmacopoeia.

On the 14th, Song Tawi Zhan Weisong Miji held a forum with members of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Health and Family Planning Commission Party Committee and the Director of Guangxi Medicinal Botanical Garden Rui Jianhua. Director Jianjian Zhu stated that in June and December 2017, the Guangxi Medical Botanical Garden had twice led the dispatch of specialists of medical plant resources with solid professional background and rich field work experience to Laos, and together with the census team sent by the Lao Ministry of Health The investigation of wild medicinal resources in Laos was carried out and good results were achieved. Therefore, the two sides continued to strengthen cooperation to bring together the results of the survey into three Pharmacopoeia, Laos, Herbal Medicine, Lao Medicinal Plants, and Laos Medicinal Plant Atlas, to further promote and guide the management, production, and use of Laos traditional medicine.

The Secretary of Songtawi Zhanweisungmi thanked the Guangxi Medical Botanical Garden for its help in the field of traditional medicine and expressed his hope that the Guangxi Medical Botanical Garden will strengthen Laos’ talent training and build a Laos Traditional Medicine Plantation Demonstration Park. , the traditional pharmaceutical industry base, the use of traditional medicine demonstration bases, etc. to provide more support for the Lao Medicinal plant resources to investigate, protect and use the work to open a new situation.

It is reported that "Laos This Herbal Code" will cover at least 160 kinds of folk medicines used by Lao people to treat diseases, and 40 kinds of common preparations for the treatment of common diseases and frequently-occurring diseases (including the treatment of cold, stomach, dysentery, chronic pharyngitis, etc.). The “Laos Medicinal Plants Directory” is positioned as a professional book and will include about 5,000 Laos medicinal plants. It will introduce the plant's Laos name, Latin name, medicinal sites and medicinal efficacy. The “Laos Medicinal Plant Atlas” is positioned as a popular science reading and includes elements such as the Laotian name, Latin name, morphological characteristics, pictures, distribution, and medicinal efficacy of plants.

In 2011, Guangxi Medicinal Botanic Garden was certified as the "World's Largest Medicinal Botanical Garden" by British Guinness headquarters due to the largest number of medicinal plant species preserved and the largest area. In recent years, on the platform of the China-ASEAN Traditional Medicine Exchange and Cooperation Center (Guangxi), various ways such as the Guangxi-ASEAN Traditional Medicine Protection and Development Training Course, mutual visits by personnel, and signing of cooperation agreements have been actively carried out in Laos and Cambodia. The exchanges and cooperation between ASEAN countries such as Malaysia in the field of traditional medicine have made positive contributions to the country’s One Belt and One Road exchange of Chinese medicine.





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