A local company, Hewo Sdn Bhd, has set up an Internet herb portal to document and provide information on medicine herbs. This will help to boost Malaysia's position as the region's herbal hub.
The portal, www.hewo.com, is backed by a panel of 7 health care experts as advisors, hopes to provide accurate information and advice on how to obtain health benefits from herbs. Information from more than 15,000 plant species can be found in the portal such as its scientific names, common names and medicinal uses.
Among the interesting section of the portal are Herbal World, What's Herb, Did You Know?, Top Health Topics, Lifestyle, Technology/Environment, Blog and Communities.