TRADOC was established to coordinate research and documentation of systems of traditional medicine across all the cultures in Nigeria. Its scope covers materia medica and formulations, including herbs, knowledge of mineral and animal substances, as well as incantations that serve as mechanisms for codifying and transmitting medical and medicinal information. TRADOC has been collecting oral and written materials on various aspects of traditional medicine throughout Nigeria. It is developing a herbarium of medicinal plants, which serves as a practicum site for our Institute’s programme in Traditional Medicine and Belief Systems.