optimal cures


The overall objective of the Medicinal Research Institute is to facilitate the transition of alternative medicine to modern medicine via interdisciplinary scientific and social approaches. These studies will help define dose, dose frequency and quality of alternative medicines currently used by the public and/or within the scientific community. The Institute will make every effort to understand and exploit the protective molecular effects of medicinal substances and their components so they may be employed in standard medical treatments for human disease, disease prevention and behavioral disorders. MRI is dedicated to the therapeutic optimization of alternative medicine in order to treat human disease, improve human health and wellness, and to lessen or eliminate suffering from diseases.

Promoting Natural Cures in Modern Medicine
  • to enhance human health and wellness
  • to lessen or eliminate suffering from disease & illness

Main Research Objectives

Biochemical, Cellular and Pharmacological Characterization of alternative, holistic, traditional and natural medicine substances:

Current Projects

Computational, lab-based and social research approaches aim to create the safest therapeutic treatments for physical and mental disease and illness. The Institute's overall objectives are to evaluate & standardize natural and alternative medicine used by the public, and to characterize & exploit therapeutic mechanisms of action of alternative medicine-derived natural products.

We are creating an interactive web platform that combines and relates drug theory, traditional and alternative medicine practices with personal experience. Subscribe to look for optimal therapeutic options, guide others in choice of therapy or to help drive drug discovery efforts!
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Board Members

The Board currently consists of five elected members who jointly oversee the activities of the organization. New additions to the Board must be nominated by a current member and approved by a majority.

Philanthropy - give to support our research

MRI is a 501(c)3 non-profit public benefit organization dedicated to the discovery and optimization of natural cures to further integrate the use of medicinal herbs, and other natural substances, in modern medicine. If you believe in our mission, please consider giving a tax-deductible donation.


If you would like to discuss your donation, or would like to donate non monetary items such as computer, office or lab equipment, real estate, or specialized skills and talent, please contact us directly using the form below.

Contact Us

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Santa Cruz, California USA


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