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J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2010 Jan;1(1):26-32. doi: 10.4103/0975-9476.59824.

Traditional medicine and genomics.

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Department of Biotechnology, Sinhagad College of Engineering, Pune, India.


'Omics' developments in the form of genomics, proteomics and metabolomics have increased the impetus of traditional medicine research. Studies exploring the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic basis of human constitutional types based on Ayurveda and other systems of oriental medicine are becoming popular. Such studies remain important to developing better understanding of human variations and individual differences. Countries like India, Korea, China and Japan are investing in research on evidence-based traditional medicines and scientific validation of fundamental principles. This review provides an account of studies addressing relationships between traditional medicine and genomics.


Ayurveda; genomics; holistic approach; personalized medicine; sasang constitution medicine; traditional chinese medicine; traditional medicine

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