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    Herbalism Human beings have been using plants for healing long before scientists started manufacturing products from plants. One of the first known texts on medicinal plant use was used by Ancient Egyptians and is called the “Ebers Papyrus; it dates back to 1500 BC and contains over seven-hundred medicinal solutions (Krohn)”. Great philosophers like Aristotle even wrote about and studied medicinal plants. Aristotle also created his own list of medicinal plants. “Hippocrates, 460-380 BC, known as the “Father of Medicine,” he discusses between three-hundred and four-hundred species (“Medicinal Botany”). Medicinal plants have and are continuing to be used by every culture around the world. In a town called Sitka, Alaska is a plant well know and held in high regards. It is the plant known as Devil’s Club. It has been used by the Tlingit people the name meaning people of the tides. The Tlingit people have used…

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    Medicine In Africa

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    medicine has inclined advanced techniques of maintaining health care, traditional medicine is still a common practice in certain communities. This paper analyses the constituents of African traditional medicine while citing its contribution to the modern day health care maintenance. Primarily, African traditional medicine provide holistic health care by combining spiritual beliefs and herbalism (Abdullahi, 2011). The spiritual aspects creates generates strong confidence in its capability…

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    Igbo Medicine Essay

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    plants to produce medicine, while Oracles and traditional healers, called surgeons, rely on witchcraft, voodoo and juju. Dibia often help treat basic illnesses, but are particularly sought after to end suffering and offer opportunity for a better life and power. Folk Medicine refers to medical systems developed centuries prior to the introduction of modern medicine (WHO, 2003). According to The World Health Organization, folk medicine involves health practices, and beliefs that incorporate…

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    Alternative or complementary medicine consists of therapies such as “herbalism, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, iridology, homeopathy”, and more as well. The word 'complementary' has been chosen by many practitioners for the reason they do not see themselves as a supplementary for conventional medicine that can be used collectively. However, nonetheless all-natural treatments are traditional therapies which have been used and developed over hundreds of years. The…

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    HERBAL REMEDIES You live life how it is, you wake up go to work or school. You eat food and drink water. Then once you touch a doorknob to open the door, but you don’t know that the door knob was previously touched by a person who coughed into his hands. You get sick with a minor flu and a fever, so what is next? Do you go to your doctor knowing she can only see you in like two weeks? She is really busy being a professional in medicine and health. Do you go to the hospital, but is…

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    Herbal remedies are fast becoming popular even in our generation where everything seems to be governed by science. Herbal remedies or herbal medicine can be the first thing we try whenever we notice something wrong with our system, such as cough and colds. There are also times when we use herbs as our last resort, for example after we haven taken too many fat-burning pills. We also use different herbal remedies for more serious ailments from ulcer and kidney stones to reproductive problems and…

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    There are many people who believe that homeopathic medicine doesn't work. There are many forms of healing, cleansing and transforming the body. People have different opinions on how to and what is healthy and unhealthy. Coffee enemas are one form of hydrotherapy, which involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. Hydrotherapy is one of those forms of cleaning and healing that not many people know about. Colon cleansing is a way to detoxify the liver, clean out the intestines or…

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    There are many herbs that have potential use for treating depression and anxiety. However, there are several herbs that have been researched extensively and have documented evidence as to their effectiveness. That is an important factor to consider when looking for the best natural supplements for depression and anxiety. Another factor is, how widely they are used. These are some of the most frequently used herbs that have correlating research as to their effectiveness: St. John's Wort (…

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    Food-Based Supplements

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    My thoughts were when I started to write the introduction of my book, they were what should I write? What would you, as a reader, like to know about how I came up with the idea to write my book? I was composing a little tale about my childhood (in the south), before I started writing it, and it was exciting recalling memories of it, which I had not thought about in over forty years. The Holy Ghost softly spoke to me within my mind, and told me to stop writing the short story to finish the book…

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    : Origanum majorana L. widely used in Jordan and other Mediterranean countries as a flavoring and herbal spice. An infusion of the plant is used for treatment of internal diseases, haemorrhoids, pains, and animal bites and poisons. In this study, I attempted to identify the possible antinociceptive action of Origanum majorana methanol leaf extract using tail immersion, hot plate, and writhing tests. The antinociceptive effect of the methanol extract of Origanum majorana (MEO) leaves was…

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