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Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia

"The Matsés Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia marks the first time shamans of an Amazonian tribe have created a full and complete transcription of their medicinal knowledge written in their own language and words. One of the intentions is to stall Biopiracy and at the same time preserve knowledge which up to now was passed orally.
posted by adamvasco on Jun 28, 2015 - 9 comments

India's Traditional Knowledge Digital Library

Fed up with foreign companies patenting traditional medicine from India, the country's top scientific body is compiling a giant database of everything from yoga positions to medicinal fruit juice. [more inside]
posted by kanewai on Dec 11, 2009 - 13 comments

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