From the last decade, there is great interest in traditional cupping, as scientific studies in a number of studies has emerged it as good healer for vast number of diseases. In the field of dermatology, cupping has been used, with varying degree of success, for the treatment of skin diseases ; as cutaneous infections , urticaria , acne
Qualitative analysis of the ash revealed the presence of minerals like iron, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, silica, phosphate, chloride, sulphate and carbonate and five alkaloids, two sterols and volatile oil, have been reported . The plant is used in folk medicine to treat diabetes mellitus, swelling, itching rheumatism, abdominal ulcers, hernia and insect poisoning . E.littorale is administered in ayurvedic pill form for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus because it plays a major role in reducing blood glucose and increases serum insulin level and significantly improves kidney function, lipid profile, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and pulse rate. E.littorale was reported to have hypoglycaemic [25, 26], anti-inflammatory , anti-diabetic  and anticancer  properties. Aerial parts of E.littorale were reported to show hypolipidaemic effect in p-dimethylaminobenzene (p-DAB) induced hepatotoxic animals .
Since our ratio of carnations to daisies is 2:1, an equivalent ratio to that would be 50:25. This would mean for every 50 carnations, we would have 12 roses and 25 daisies. With this information we were able to conclude our rose to daisy ratio is 12:25. Again, we are not able to simplify this ratio because the only common factor between 12 and 25 is 1. Below is table 1.7 showing more equivalent rose to daisy
Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.) belongs to the family Asteraceae and is native to China. The name chrysanthemum is derived from Greek word “Chryos” which means golden and “anthos” means flower. The genus Chrysanthemum forms a polyploidy complex with ploidy number ranging from 2x to 25x with basic chromosome number (x) 9. It also known as “Autumn Queen” and “Queen of the East”.
It is a recently introduce by America as an herbal cure for diabetes; hence it is commonly known as ‘insulin plant.’ Costus pictus is also well known for its medicinal value mainly antiseptic, tonic, aphrodisiac, carminative, stomachic and vermifuge (Beena and Reddy, 2010). It is able to prevent the hair turning grey and its root is anodyne, antibacterial properties. It is widely used as a remedy for diabetes. Powdered leaves of C. pictus known to possess therapeutic effect, when supplemented to streptozotocin induced diabetic rats, is found to reduce blood glucose level by 21% after 15 days of supplementation (Jayasri et al, 2008). The Methanolic leaf extract of C. pictus is used to lower blood glucose level in alloxan induced diabetic rats (Jothivel et al, 2007).
Mango leaves are also used in preparing various medicines which help in preventing cancer of the colon and breast, for controlling blood sugar levels, lowering the cholesterol and for improving digestion. Mangoes contain as many as 20 Vitamins along with various minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fiber. They also possess healing and moisturizing properties. (6) Mango Species There are more than 400 varieties of mangoes, most of which become ripe in the summers. A lot of selective breeding has been done and over 100 cultivars of mango are known.
This information can act as precursor for new drug formulation under the assumption that a plant which has been utilized by indigenous people over a long period of time may have an allopathic application as well (Fransworth, 1993). Ethnobotanical documentation of indigenous knowledge has identified many important plant sources of modern day drugs. Medicinal plants have been used since ancient period for the cure of various diseases. Since these are in common use by the native people and have great importance that is reason why many people are involved in the trade of important medicinal plants globally (Elisabetsky, 1990). Especially, people living in villages have been using
One particular catechin referred to as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) forms 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green-tea. The anti-oxidant, EGCg is regarded as the most widely acknowledged for its actual cancer preventing qualities. Experts have discovered that Matcha Green-tea carries over a hundred times higher EGCg than any green tea on the market
Tea Tree Celine Lee The Melaleuca Alternifolia is the tree shown in picture 1. It is a type of Tea tree and has several names which include Narrow-Leaved Paperbark, Narrow-Leaved Tea-Tree, Narrow-Leaved Ti-Tree, or Snow-in-Summer, and is part of the Myrtaceae family. As some of its names suggest, it has narrow, linear leaves, which are usually 10 to 35mm long, and only 1mm wide. There are also white, spiky flowers that grow 3 to 5cm long. The tree itself grows to be about 7m tall.
Chapter – 1 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 1.1NEEM TREE The divine tree neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) is a tropical evergreen plant native to east India and Burma. It grows in much of Southeast Asia and West Africa (Varma et al., 2006). Neem is an omnipotent tree and a sacred gift of nature. Neem tree is mainly cultivated in the Indian subcontinent. Neem is a member of the Mahogany family of Meliaceae.