|Title||Unblocking high-value botanical value chains: Is there a role for blockchain systems?|
|Authors||Booker, A., Heinrich, M., Scotti, F., Fitzgerald, M., Kum, K.Y. and Lobel, K.|
Blockchain systems are a fast emerging and a currently widely discussed novel strategy for a decentralised cryptographically-enhanced digital ledger recording transactions among stakeholders. This perspective paper looks at its potential uses in the context of high value and mostly low volume botanical material traded globally and used as medicines, health foods, in cosmetics and other applications.
|Keywords||Blockchain analysis, herbal medical products, Value Chains, traditional medicine, Quality control, Sustainabilify, Traditional Chinese Medicine|
|Journal||Frontiers in Pharmacology|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2019.00396|
|Published||24 Apr 2019|
|License||CC BY 4.0|