Medicine in motion: Opportunities, challenges and data analytics-based solutions for traditional medicine integration into western medical practice

As published in International Journal of Pharmaceutics


Ethnopharmacological relevance

Traditional pharmacopeias have been developed by multiple cultures and evaluated for efficacy and safety through both historical/empirical iteration and more recently through controlled studies using Western scientific paradigms and an increasing emphasis on data science methodologies forĀ network pharmacology. Traditional medicines represent likely sources of relatively inexpensive drugs for symptomatic management as well as potential libraries of new therapeutic approaches. Leveraging this potential requires hard evidence for efficacy that separates science from pseudoscience.

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