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Open mind to TCM will be rewarding for health

By Wen Zongduo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-12-10 07:59:53

The Western world should learn to value the treasures of traditional Chinese medicine as a branch of science.

Although Tu Youyou, a winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, was applauded in Stockholm when she declared that "the discovery of artemisinin is a gift to mankind from Traditional Chinese Medicine"; not all agreed with her view.

Even some at home pointed out the Chinese pharmacologist and her team used bio-chemical means to extract the active compound artemisinin from sweet wormwood half a century ago.

Open mind to TCM will be rewarding for health

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