Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
ICH and Traditional Herbal Medicine

Windows to ICH provides an introduction to examples of intangible cultural heritage practices throughout the Asia-Pacific region in relation to specific themes presented in the issue. This issue takes a look at herbal medicine represented in traditional knowledge. In these examples from India, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, and Palau, you can see the various forms of traditional herbal medicine as well as their influence on each community.

Expert Remarks

The Historical Context of the 2003 Convention

Field Report

Aboriginal and Indigenous Dance Art: Identity of Malaysian Natives

Windows to ICH

Republic of Korea

Traditional Herbal Medicine as an Everlasting Vital Knowledge


Ayurveda—the Divine System of Medicine


The Use of Medical Herbs in Kyrgyz Traditional Medicine


Ongael (Delalakar), the Mother of Medicine

Inventory-Making Efforts

Intangible Heritage Inventory-Making Efforts in China

Safeguarding Pioneers

Tangible Programs to Safeguard Philippine Intangible Heritage