Herbal Medicine Wins a Nobel Prize This Year

nobelExciting news: half of the recent Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded for a treatment for Malaria derived from an herb, used as a traditional Chinese medicine known as Artemisia Annua.

Although the artimesinin derived from this herb has been somewhat purified from the original source, it is very gratifying to see that the greatest honor of the year goes to an Herbalist/Chinese medicine practitioner and scientist.

This award puts an important spotlight on the value of traditional herbal medicine as a healing force on our planet, on a par with the development of a drug treatment for parasitic diseases for which the other half of Nobel Prize was awarded.

The world is waking up to vital importance of traditional and herbal medicine as a crucial pillar of our health care.  Hopefully our government and insurance industry will also awaken to the value of this balance.

To your health,

Dr. Alan M Dattner, MD

Holistic Dermatology & Integrative Medicine