An overview of the use of plants and animals in traditional medicine systems in Viet Nam

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An overview of the use of plants and animals in traditional medicine systems in Viet Nam
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Traditional medicine in Viet Nam comprises two forms - Traditional Vietnamese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Both are thousands of years old. The use of these traditional medicine systems has seen a significant resurgence since Viet Nam’s independence in 1945, promoted by government policies that have enabled the development of both traditional and western medicines. The trade in traditional medicine has also benefited from the relaxation of international trade barriers, particularly with China, and free market economies. This study investigated the use of flora and fauna in traditional medicine in Viet Nam. The available literature was reviewed, and data made available by government institutions and pharmaceutical companies were analysed. Two market surveys were then implemented. The first, in 2005, was conducted in the north of Viet Nam, with a second survey following in 2006 in the southern part of the country.

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Hanoi, VN : TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, 2008
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92p. : ill., fig.
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2008
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Includes bibliographic references. Summaries in both English and Vietnamese.

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English
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http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/Traf-104.pdf
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