Research

A compilation of completed projects and published research on the documentation of traditional knowledge and practices on health, illness, and healing of Philippine indigenous peoples and other cultural communities.

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Medicinal Plants in Traditional Healing

A compilation of medicinal plants gathered from the Traditional Knowledge in Health documentation project of the research team with their partner ICC/IPs and non-IP communities. This compilation provides information about the plants and their uses in traditional healing.

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Practices and Rituals in Traditional Healing

A compilation of documented healing rituals and practices of the traditional healers using medicinal plants and marine animals for healing.

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About the TKDL

This database is the national repository of information on medicinal plants, traditional healing practices, including rituals, plant compendium, traditional healing terminologies and a library of traditional healers gathered from Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) and local communities. Established in 2011, this digital library is one of the outputs of the PCHRD funded project on the documentation of traditional healing practices of the Ayta community in Tayabas, Quezon led by Dr. Isidro C. Sia, a former Professor of the University of the Philippines Manila.


Collaborating Institution

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care and the University of the Philippines Manila pioneered the establishment of the Philippine Traditional Knowledge and Digital Library on Health together with partner institutions conducting or funding research on the documentation of traditional knowledge and practices on health of ICCs/IPs or non-IP communities.