The use of medicinal plants to the detriment of patient – big issue of phytotherapy.
Harmless drug in the hands of medicine.
Poison in competent hands is a medicine.
Poison in the hands of the ignorant is poison.
At the moment there are a few “problem” plants. These herbs on the Internet is recommended for use all diseases. Indications are growing by leaps and bounds. In the meantime, check out these “indications” in the normal literature is difficult. Very few sources to 90 years described these plants. Simple layman need to be very careful with herbs.
Hellebore Caucasian, Stevia, upland uterus, Red brush, etc.
These include Sage and Knotweed. Currently assigns the property to regulate the level of hormones in conjunction with upland uterus and red brush. Continue reading
The use of medicinal plants in scientific and folk medicine has a long tradition. They have long enjoyed popularity among the population.
Currently in academic medicine, there are about 250 species of medicinal plants and raw materials obtained on their basis. Folk medicine knows much more. Description of medicinal properties of plants due to the presence of various composition and structure of natural biologically active substances (glycosides, polysaccharides, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, vitamins, minerals, acids, enzymes, etc.)
The benefits of medicinal plants
Based on the chemical nature of the active agent, medicinal plants have several biological activities and are used in the treatment of many diseases. The advantage of medicinal plants over synthetic drugs is that they are contained in those substances act on the body the patient comprehensively. It is noticed that therapeutic effect of herbal medicines more effective the more fully preserved natural combination of ingredients. With the destruction of the natural complex of the desired effect is eliminated or greatly attenuated. Continue reading
Consider the use of poisons and poisons of plant animal origin. Some people uses since ancient times, and some still being studied in laboratories. Among these poisons are the most useful and popular in medicine.
Useful poisons of animal origin
As is well known, poisons of animal origin are those used by animals, wanting to kill or paralyze the enemy. Such poisons produced by some species of lizards, snakes, insects, toads, close shellfish and fish. Poisons of animal origin, man has learned to use for medicinal purposes, making of them medicines. Used active substances derived from such poisons.
The venom of the yellow Scorpion
To fight cancer helps the venom of the yellow Scorpion. Of toxic substances this Israeli Scorpion, a group of researchers from Cambridge have managed to separate the protein and used it when creating the poison of artificial origin. Continue reading