CDRI signs MoU on validation of traditional medicine with FEEDS

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow has signed an agreement with Manipur based FEEDS-Ethno-Medicinal Research Centre for scientific validation of traditional medicine knowledge

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New Delhi: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Training Research (CSIR)’s Lucknow based institute, Central Drug Research Institute has signed an agreement with Manipur based FEEDS-Ethno-Medicinal Research Centre for scientific validation of traditional medicine knowledge.

Foundation for Environment & Economic Development Services (FEEDS) is a scientific society at Hengbung, Manipur, which is involved in ethno-medicinal research of potential medicinal plants available in the wild in North-Eastern region of India which have unique traditional belief and uses for curing the diseases. Under this agreement CSIR-CDRI and FEEDS-EMRC will work together for this cause.

According to MoU, FEEDS-EMRC shall undertake the large scale cultivation and supply of plant materials to be studied based on their ethno-traditional knowledge of medicine and pharmacognosy, and shall also perform extraction, chemical characterization and initial bioactivity assessment of the provided plant material. And will advise for the proposed bio-prospection of given plant material.

CSIR-CDRI shall assess the authenticity of the ethno-traditional knowledge documentation, pharmacognosy parameters applied for the collection of plant materials and phytochemical data of the extracts supplied by FEEDS-EMRC. Also, perform further chemical analysis for the purpose of value addition to the process of extract standardization.

Besides this, CSIR-CDRI shall perform preclinical pharmacological studies on the authenticated plant materials in relevant disease models such as diabetes, bone health, cancer and neuro-disorders. Based on the initial results CSIR-CDRI and FEEDS-EMRC shall decide further evaluation and preclinical development of selected plant materials.

Through this scientific collaboration CSIR-CDRI with its mission for affordable healthcare for all will participate in bringing the North-East in mainstream by scientifically validating their traditional knowledge of curing the diseases for betterment of mankind.