Introduction to Herbal Medicine Research Centre (HMRC)

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The Herbal Medicine Research Centre (HMRC) was established in 2001 to provide scientific evidence for the efficacy and safety of herbal products. Since a variety of plant species has been reported to have medicinal values, it is appropriate that the HMRC be the repository for information on such species in the country. The long-term goal of this Centre is to embark on the drug discovery programme. Current research activities include: using cell tissues culture in pre-clinical evaluation of herbal extracts; strengthening the capability in the safety evaluation of herbal product using both in vivo as well as in vitro systems; and strengthening the capability in various phytochemical analysis and structure elucidation for the purpose of identification of active constituents as well as standardization of herbal products