Herbalism

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  • Essay On Complementary And Alternative Medicine

    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 your 5 day flu really an emergency? Or do you just go to the closest CVS and buy Tylenol? Well 30 percent of adults use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). CAM is a term describing health and wellness therapies. These typical therapies are not part of the Conventional Western Medicine. Complementary are usually used along with prescribed treatments and Alternative only alone to help heal faster and stay much healthier. Does this really help and is it something reliable? Based on the research it is, maybe not all but most. It helps and it is safer than prescribed Western Medicine. A lot of herbal medicine is hard to find but it is sometimes more affordable than modern medicine. There are a lot of research made about it. “The similarities and the differences between herbal ingredients and western drugs were deeply explored” ( Peng 10). Also based on the research a lot of people use it and for various reasons. “The most comprehensive report ever issued on the use of…

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  • Disadvantages Of Herbal Medicine

    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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  • Medicine In Africa

    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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  • Herbal Plants Essay

    Medicinal plants are natural sources of drugs used to cure various disorders of mankind. These serve as reliable medicine because of the presence of various biochemical substances. Herbal drugs gained fame in health care all over the world, especially in developing countries as these are locally accessible, economical and are having lesser side effects. But the natural origin may not be a sign of their safety. A limited number of available evidences indicate that adverse effects associated with…

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  • Alternative Medicine In Cameroon

    Introduction The essay is aimed at looking at the extent to which the use of traditions, alternative medicine and cultural factors play a vital part on the successful implementation of global health programs (GHP) in Cameroon. “Traditional Medicine(TM)” according to (WHO, 2015) is attributed to knowledge, skills and practices established on theories, beliefs and experiences primitive people of various cultures use in maintaining good health, preventing health issues and treating physical and…

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  • V Macrocarpon Essay

    the fruits of V. macrocarpon, V. myrtillus and V. uliginosum (Table, figure, pp). 6.3.3. Powder behaviour of V. macrocarpon, V. myrtillus and V. uliginosum with different chemical reagents Powder behaviour is also an important tool for the determination of constituents in herbal drugs and it provides an idea about their chemical nature. The different colour changes observed in long, short UV and visible light after treatment of fruit powder of V. macrocarpon, V. myrtillus and V.…

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  • Contact Therapy Case Study

    “PLANTS USED IN CONTACT THERAPY BY TRIBALS OF NANDURBAR DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA” M. B. Patil ABSTRACT The paper deals with the study of some ethnomedicinal plants species used in contact therapy, mainly in Chicken pox, Fever, Jaundice, Rheumatic pains and for abortion, Acceleration delivery, Prevent miscarriage, etc. Contact therapy, in which locally available plants, plant parts are made to touch the specific part of the body of the person or domestic animal by the tribal doctors is…

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  • Origanum Majorana Case Study

    : 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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  • Phytotherapy Essay

    Herbal drugs have been used since the olden days. By the term “herbal” itself, it is from the plant origin and believed to be medicines for the treatment of a range of diseases. As a matter of fact, medicinal plants have played a major role in the well-being of the world population. However, there is a decline in the widespread application of phytotherapy, observed at the end of the first part of twentieth century. Plants still make an important contribution to healthcare in spite of the great…

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  • Nasturtium Officinale

    Further evidence for the in-vivo anti-inflammatory activity of Nasturtium officinale Abstract: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Aerial parts of Nasturtium officinale R. Br. are used traditionally in Iran as a folk medicine in different illnesses which include bronchitis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and renal colic. Aim of the study: In the present study, the anti-inflammatory activity of hydro-alcoholic extract from aerial parts of N. officinale was investigated in acute and sub¬¬-acute…

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