Compilation of herbal plants (description, geographical distribution, taxonomy, line drawings), biodiversity and herbarium.

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Research & Publication

Description of herbal and T&CM research, searchable publication and process from medicinal plant discovery to clinical trial in producing a high-quality registered herbal drug.

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Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM)


Definition and description of therapies, policy, training and education, research in the practise of (T&CM) and integrated medicine system.           

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Forthcoming Events

Seminar Tumbuhan Ubatan, Beraroma dan Pegetahuan Tradisi 2020

From Tue, 10. November 2020 Until Wed, 11. November 2020

2nd International Conference on Natural Products & Traditional Medicine

From Mon, 16. November 2020 Until Tue, 17. November 2020

World Congress on Biologics and Biosimilars

From Mon, 16. November 2020 Until Tue, 17. November 2020

14th International Conference on Natural Products Chemistry (ICNPC) 2020

From Thu, 19. November 2020 Until Fri, 20. November 2020

International Conference on Malay Medical Manuscript

From Tue, 15. December 2020 Until Wed, 16. December 2020

Protection Available


The rights are a form of intellectual property, like patents and copyrights. In Australia, they are administered under the Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994, and in the US under the provisions of 35 USC 161.  For protection in Australia, one must show that the new variety is distinct, uniform and stable. These claims must also be demonstrated by comparative test growing, which would include the new variety as well as the most similar varieties of common knowledge.  Protection in Australia lasts for up to 25 years for trees or vines, and 20 years for other species.

In the US, Plant Patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.  In the US, protection lasts for 20 years from the filing date of the patent application, after which the subject matter of the patent becomes public domain.

Thailand adopted itssui generisPlant Variety Protection in 1999.  The law deviates from the conventions set by the International UPOV, and uniquely adapts to the realities and needs of Thailand.  It adopts a simplified approach to plant variety protection, and provides for a basic approach in the registration of local domestic plant varieties, which are assigned to local government organisations, and farmers' groups or cooperatives in the name of the locality, rather than to individuals. 

The Government of Malaysia, on the other hand, has formulated the Protection of Plant Varieties Act but this has not come into force.  The Act has the following objectives:

  1. To protect the rights of breeders of new plant varieties
  2. To give recognition and protection to the contribution made by farmers, local communities and indigenous people towards the creation of new plant varieties
  3. To encourage investment in and development of the breeding of new plant varieties, in both the public and private sectors.

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Consumer Data

Consumer data including medicinal herbs, dietary supplement monographs, health condition monographs and interactions and depletions.                                    

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Professional Data

Professional data organized into medicinal herbs, dietary supplement monographs, health condition monographs, T&CM herbs, formulas, health conditions, interactions and depletions.

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International Data

We offer International linkages to provide extensive content pertaining to many facets of T&CM as well as Integrated Medicine. Please register for access.    

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