Globalization has been good in many areas for the world, like business. But where there is prosperity, there is always demolition. Traditional Medicine has been around since before the original colonists stepped foot in the "New World". Traditional Medicine varies from area to area, but now there are not many areas to compare it to. There are many types of traditional medicine, for example, in India, Ayurveda is considered a "whole- body healing". I ask of UNESCO to try and help preserve Traditional Medicine.
The world is increasingly becoming globalized and specific industries are playing a major role in the economic development of a country. Traditional health systems of India such as Ayurveda have more or less has been ignored both in policy and in planning of the government despite their enormous potential to earn foreign exchange and contribute towards the growth of GDP. Because of globalization, countries have been too busy realizing what is really important, like preserving culture and history through traditional medicine.
India is a hub of the wild-collected plant medicine industry in Asia, but key species have declined due to over-collection to supply domestic and foreign medicinal markets. Because of this, there is not a lot of herbs left that can be used to practice traditional herbal medicine. With the help of UNESCO, farms of herbs used in herbal medicine, can be funded and maintained by local farmers.
In developing countries, the usage of medicinal plants in health care practices is relatively high. In China, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is largely plant based (80%). India exhibits a remarkable outlook in modern medicines that are based off of old traditional herbal medicinal practices. India has an incredible amount of fauna that is used for herbal practices. With the spread of globalization and pollution, India has been experiencing a decrease in flora.
Ayurveda is considered as one of the oldest of the traditional systems of medicine (TSMs) accepted worldwide. The ancient wisdom in this traditional system of medicine is still not exhaustively explored. Ayurveda is one of the most renowned traditional systems of medicine that has survived and flourished for centuries up to current time.
A new study examines the link between the environment and the use of traditional medicine in indigenous cultures, and points to the risk of environmental changes having a negative impact on traditional medicinal herbs and practices.