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HERBAL PLANTS. KEEPING OUR TRADITIONAL WISDOM ALIVE        
subjects:  Trees and Forests              
levels and types of education: Secondary and vocational education     Non-formal education     Teachers' training     
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU) -
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU), TOKYO, 2002, pages 16
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English
This booklet targets neo-literates people living in Asia and Pacific areas. Six herbs commonly found in Asia are introduced for treating six symptoms, together with a message encouraging the use of locally available resources preserving their traditionally knowledge. In particular, this booklet explains the method of preparation, the application, where to find the herb and some safety precautions in their utilization. The reader can learn how to treat a common cold, cough, skin diseases, diarrhea, cuts and wounds and worm infestation.
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Contact: Mari Takano
Education
ASIA/PACIFIC CULTURAL CENTRE FOR UNESCO (ACCU)
Tokyo,Japan
6, Fukuromaci, Shinjuku-ku, 1628484
maritakano@accu.or.jp

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