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Traditional medicine

We’ve all heard the term ” folk medicine “. What is it? Traditional medicine is a concept that includes methods of treatment that have been accumulated for thousands of years. Recipes of traditional medicine are simple and effective, and their beneficial effect is proved by many generations of people. For a long time there was no separation on folk medicine and traditional medicine (in this case traditional medicine is synonymous with the concepts of classical medicine and conventional medicine). Only subsequently, the medicine has gained scientific basis and was divided into traditional medicine (formal) and folk. In traditional medicine follows such principles as: scientism – all treatment must be justified from a scientific point of view; the effectiveness of treatment, which should be proven in laboratory and scientific research; pragmatism.

Now, currently there are both traditional medicine and folk medicine. And in most cases, traditional medicine is no less effective than traditional. No, we are not called upon to give up completely on traditional medicine in favor of folk, but be applied in therapeutic purposes and preventive needs. Continue reading

The most useful poisons in the world

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