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Bulbs in Traditional African Medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

It is estimated that 60% of South Africans use plants for traditional medicine and over 300 000 traditional healers support a multi-million Dollar hidden economy. Traditionally the gathering of medicinal plants was restricted to trained healers who had undergone years of training. Some received strict instruction to dig for plants just before winter and after seeds had matured and seldom were medicinal plants ring-barked or uprooted.

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Life really is a bowl of cherries

Posted April 30, 2012

Supplementary food and health food are increasingly popular these days because people are more interested in protecting themselves from illnesses rather than waiting until they fall ill and need treatment. Those who are already sick are also afraid of taking many pills because there might be side effects, but naturally, we are not afraid of consuming food because we need it to survive. What many people don’t know is that a lot of medicine (both traditional herbal medicine and modern medicine) comes from food, and many kinds of food have medicinal properties.

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Natural Remedies for Skin Problems

Posted April 30, 2012

Forget about your local drugstore, sometimes the best medicine can be found in rainforests and other remote areas of the world. Just ask the Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham, who travels around the globe in search of natural remedies.

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Herbal Therapy in Dentistry

Posted April 30, 2012

An herb, botanically speaking, is any plant that lacks the woody tissue characteristic of shrubs or trees. More specifically, herbs are plants used medicinally or for their flavor or scent. Herbs with medicinal properties are a useful and effective source of treatment for various disease processes. Many drugs used in Western medical science-called allopathic medicine-have their origin in medicinal plants.

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Ayurveda: The Art of Self-Care

Posted April 30, 2012

Ayurveda is a complete medical system developed over 6,000 years ago in India. Its teachings are said to be passed down directly from the rishis, or realized beings, who established this method of caring for the body alongside interwoven concepts of philosophy and religion.

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Herbs and plants as alternative medicines

Posted April 30, 2012

Nowadays, there is an increasing trend towards the use of herbal medicines in Egypt, reflecting an increasing confidence in such remedies. Herbal medicine means the use of herbs and plants for their medicinal value to treat diseases and boost health.

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The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Products in Preceding Two Days Among Finnish Parents – a population survey

Posted April 30, 2012

The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) has been extensively studied globally among adult and paediatric populations. Parents, as a group, had not been studied to assess their knowledge and attitude to CAM and general medicine use. This study is necessary since parents’ attitude to medicine use is known to influence their child’s attitude to medicine use later in life.

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Using Ayurvedic Plants as Medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

Growing gardens full of herbs for medicinal purposes is not something new, and many people have grown various herbs for certain treatments for thousands of years. Ayurvedic plants are especially important when it comes to herbal remedies because these herbs were first used by certain men who did nothing but meditate and pray in the jungle all day. They did not have any source of food or medicine expect for the trees and plants that surrounded them on a daily basis.

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Understanding naturopathic medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

Naturopathic physicians base their practice on six timeless principles founded on medical tradition and scientific evidence – letting nature heal, identifying and treating causes, do no harm to the body, educate patients, treat the whole person, and prevent illness. Naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine and is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability.

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4 Natural Antibiotics

Posted April 30, 2012

When it comes to antibacterial agents, natural medicine really shines. While there are hundreds of natural antibiotics of varying degrees of strength, here are some of my favorites.

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