J-GLOBAL ID:200904047664305475  Research Project code:0350013681 Update date:Dec. 08, 2003

Research on the advanced usage of the medicinal herb resources of the Okinawa area.(Detabase)

Study period:1998 - 2002
Research overview:
Okinawa Prefecture aims at construction of 'Wellness Island Okinawa' utilizing biological resources including herbs as a field able to develop advantageously due to the resource characteristics of Okinawa as part of 'Action Program of Industry Creation of Okinawa Prefecture'. For effective realization of the program and technological supports as the basic purpose, the center makes research on the following items for development of health foods from the medicinal plants supported by the scientific data such as efficacy. 1 Construction of database concerning medical efficacy of medicinal plants in Okinawa Prefecture, 2 Efficacy verification system, 3 Isolation extraction analysis system of active ingredients, 4 Construction of total industrialization system from the raw materials through extraction, refinement and utilization.

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