Romeo F. Quijano, M.D.
Professor, U.P. College of Medicine
Project Leader, National Integrated Research Program
On Medicinal Plants
Bureau Member, International Assessment on
Agricultural Science and Technology for Development

• Indigenous medicinal plant resources have always been crucial to the survival of humans.
• Even as industrialisation established the role of synthetic chemicals in health care, medicinal plants and medicinal plant derived substances continued to play crucial roles in health care delivery systems throughout the world.