Development of a mobile application for cross-search of various herbal medicines


  • Completed
  • DICP Tool Prototype Trial for Integrated Database Analysis
  • Projects funded in FY 2015

Name and affiliation of Research Director


Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology

Outline of R&D

Recently, there are growing needs of applying traditional crude drug systems for medical treatment. Nevertheless, the information related to these crude systems is still spreading, it is still merely available in the digital format and is based on published literature. In this research, towards the future development of databases for these crude drug systems, we develop a mobile-phone application in the Android platform for various kinds of crude drug systems. A plug-in system is introduced for adding other traditional crude drug systems to help users modifying the existing crude drug database or updating the database with the new crude drug systems from other countries that are expected to be available in future. This application offers a cross-database search for crude drug recipes and their efficacies by symptoms or herbal medicine ingredients.

Main database(s) subject to research and development

  • Herbal Medicine Systems

Period of research and development

May 2015 to March 2016

DocumentsOnly in Japanese

Presentation documents


EvaluationOnly in Japanese

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