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Herbalist products in Cambodia

Post by Ghostwriter » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:58 pm

Hi guys,

I know there is plenty of herbal products available at Orussey market, but i would like to know : how could i guess what is available, and what isn't ?

I came across an acquaintance who is fully resourcefull in this kind of products, and is looking to expand to south-east asia. I can manage for some countries, but doesn't know any reliable structure dealing with this matter in Kow.

Does anybody knows a source of information / herbal company willing and able to exchange seriously a bit on this matter please ?

Thanks.

And no, i'm not talking about green smoking stuff inducing an altered state of mind a la Jamaican way.
Preventive medecine herbalist stuff only.
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Re: Herbalist products in Cambodia

Post by Ot Mean Loi » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:33 am

Table one in this document may be of assistance to you if you are already familiar with botanical names:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7105672/

It's quite some years ago now but after the use of Traditional Khmer Medicine I witnessed and wrote about in a leading posting on another forum, I became interested in this subject and while researching it came across a technical publication on the subject written in French during the French Colonial Era and which today would be known as a Pharmacopoeia of KTM (Khmer Traditional Medicine). Unfortunately, it is now a "Rare Book" and priced accordingly and I can no longer recall its full and correct title.

In addition to the publication first quoted, there are other studies available online that give partial listings of fauna and flora still in daily use throughout Cambodia for TKM by TKM Kru.

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Re: Herbalist products in Cambodia

Post by Ot Mean Loi » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:40 am

See also pages 23 & 24 of this publication ...Traditional Therapeutic Knowledge of the Bunong People in North-eastern Cambodia ... which may be of assistance to you:

https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/4ac ... 0Final.pdf

Just highlight the above lead with your pointer and then click on it to open up the reference.

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Re: Herbalist products in Cambodia

Post by Ghostwriter » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:02 am

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE USE AND TRADE OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE SYSTEMS IN CAMBODIA
By Naomi Walston and David Ashwell

http://www.trafficj.org/publication/08_ ... mbodia.pdf
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

https://BooksAboutCambodia.com
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Post by Ot Mean Loi » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:39 am

But really, your starting point should be:

National Center of Traditional Medicine
No. 4, Street 118, Sangkat Mittapheap,
Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel: (855) 23 42 75 96

After all, they published the five volume ... Cambodia Medicinal Plants ... but as the text of these well illustrated volumes is in Khmer they are of very limited value to non-Khmer readers such as myself.

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Post by Username Taken » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:43 am

Your acquaintance may have some competition >> https://krukhmer.com/en/product/
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: Herbalist products in Cambodia

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:38 am

Username Taken wrote:Your acquaintance may have some competition >> https://krukhmer.com/en/product/
Just looked at the Kru Khmer website.
No magic fish? No coin rub? No cupping? No Tiger Balm.

What kind of Kru Khmer is this? Looks like yuppified stuff for western consumption.

Disappointed.
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Re: Herbalist products in Cambodia

Post by Ghostwriter » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:18 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:38 am
Username Taken wrote:Your acquaintance may have some competition >> https://krukhmer.com/en/product/
Just looked at the Kru Khmer website.
No magic fish? No coin rub? No cupping? No Tiger Balm.

What kind of Kru Khmer is this? Looks like yuppified stuff for western consumption.

Disappointed.
I expect some completely weird stuff too, to be part of the range of medecine available in the area. And beetween herbs, drugs, chemicals,fashion, superstitions & magic, that must be quite a long list of potentially successful "treatments" to ensure one's cure, in the average population's mind. Scary sometimes, but i assume also hopeful, if this culture of plants made it through the KR times of Cambodia.
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Ghostwriter wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:18 pm
newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:38 am
Username Taken wrote:Your acquaintance may have some competition >> https://krukhmer.com/en/product/
Just looked at the Kru Khmer website.
No magic fish? No coin rub? No cupping? No Tiger Balm.

What kind of Kru Khmer is this? Looks like yuppified stuff for western consumption.

Disappointed.
I expect some completely weird stuff too, to be part of the range of medecine available in the area. And beetween herbs, drugs, chemicals,fashion, superstitions & magic, that must be quite a long list of potentially successful "treatments" to ensure one's cure, in the average population's mind. Scary sometimes, but i assume also hopeful, if this culture of plants made it through the KR times of Cambodia.
If you're interested in medicines and magic, you might like this. I haven't read it yet, but @John Bingham may have (or might be interested in reading it).
Cambodians and Their Doctors
A Medical Anthropology of Colonial and Postcolonial Cambodia
Jan ovesen and ing-britt Trankell
https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/d ... TEXT01.pdf
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

https://BooksAboutCambodia.com
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