Over the past few years, MedicineTraditions has grown huge ... with the most detailed Materia Medica of vegetable, animal and mineral medicines derived from the medicine traditions along the Silk Road, 1000's of traditional herbal combinations and traditional formula, and a huge disease database, it is a truly awesome and unique resource.
It has become the largest English-language online portal for the study of Traditional Medicine.
But why is this necessary, I hear you ask?
The great Medicine Traditions were developed gradually over 1000's of years. A combination of trial and error, observation of nature, natural events (like famines), and empirical use led to a body of knowledge that could be expanded and refined. Perhaps most importantly was the cross exchange of this information. When one group made an advance in treatment, this could be shared with traders who could then take this knowledge back to their homeland.
Around the world, every culture on every continent has a medicine tradition. This ancient and sacred knowledge is being re-discovered in the modern world as an effective way to help humanity, relieve sickness, to give a greater sense of well-being, and in some cases, effectively treating diseases that are poorly treated by modern medicine.
Thus, MedicineTraditions has been born ... to bring this knowledge into one coherent format to be studied and shared.