Medika Natura’s Bioactive from Kacip Fatimah gets USFDA nod as a New Dietary Ingredient
MALAYSIA has one of the oldest rainforests in the world and is globally well renowned as a tropical biodiversity hub. The country hosts hundreds of species of medicinal plants with a trove of indigenous knowledge on how to use these healing greens as a natural panacea.
One of Malaysia’s popular herbal plants Kacip Fatimah (Labisia pumila) touted as a natural tonic for women and used during afterbirth care will soon be going places. This is thanks to Medika Natura, a local biotech firm that is looking into ways to take this age-old Malay portion into the international market.