Computerised Information For The Development Of Herbal Medicinal Products


Chun-tao Che1. Paul R. Carlier1 and Ophelia C.W.Lee2, 1Department of Chemistry and 2Centre of Computing Services and Telecommunications, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong.


Trends in Traditional Medicine Research, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Traditional Medicine & Other Natural Products in Health Care




Computer database; natural products; herbal medicinal products.


A relational database specializing in Oriental medicinal plants and their products has been initiated at the  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This pilot system is capable of relating botanical, chemical and pharmacological data of medicinal natural products, including plant extracts and purified compounds. The database is anticipated to play a role in the development of traditional medicine and other natural products.