Plants have been used as botanical medications for years before history was even recorded. A prime example is the Chinese Rhubarb, which was also known as Rheum officinale. Rhubarb is one of the most widely used herbs in Chinese medicine. The Chinese rhubarb originated and is native to the mountains and plateaus of China and Tibet. The rhubarb is a hardy species which can be found as weeds in people’s gardens and on the side of the road as well. This rhubarb is not the same as the one we’re familiar with that are found in some of our diets. The one that people eat is actually a hybrid that was developed in the 19th century that has no medicinal value in its roots. 3
The Chinese Rhubarb root was cultivated in China as early as 2700 BC and has been one of the widely used herbs used in china. It was mainly used in China for its purgative effects, The Chinese called it “great yellow” because the laxative properties came from the ground up powder of its …show more content…
Traditionally, the Chinese Rhubarb has been used as a laxative in order to relieve constipation and purgative due to its astringent properties. Through the history of rhubarb it has been taken internally for the treatment of chronic constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and menstrual problems. Externally the roots of the plant would be used to treat burns as well. The root has also been used to treat internal pinworms, threadworms, and ringworms. People have further claimed that Rhubarb enhances appetite before meals and even promotes blood circulation to relieve pain from inflammation.2 More so the Chinese Rhubarb is considered to be more of an “alternative” to help alter the course of an ailment of condition. It helps to cleanse and stimulate the removal of waste products. It is said to enhance liver and gallbladder function to effectively remove waste from the body.The effects of the rhubarb all depend on how the root is prepared and the
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The Cherokee people used plants for medicinal use. In fact, some plants had more than one use. Take the Qua lo ga, or common Sumac, for example. This plant can be made into a tea that helps to reduce fevers, or can be a decoction, which is the liquor resulting from concentrating the essence of a substance by heating or boiling. Common Sumac decoction can be gargled for sore throats and diarrhea.
The Kudzu vine is an extremely belligerent and invasive plant that can grow out of control once established. Kudzu overtakes and covers all plants in its path which results in the elimination of native plant species. It can cover trees and block out the light needed for the photosynthesis process or damage the limbs of the tree with the intense weight of the vines. It also has the capability to leave land worthless for agriculture or forestry. This amazing and terrifying vine covers the South and is spreading throughout the country at an incredible rate.
The Cribs are a well-known gang that started in California by Raymond Washington and Stanley “Tookie” Williams III in 1969. Raymond Washington started the gang when he was 16 years old as a single gang. “It is now a loosely connected network of individual sets, often engaged in open warfare with one another,” according to Tracy E. Barnhart of corrections.com. Through the years the gang has grown to be one of the largest and most powerful gangs in the United States. The gang was originally named Baby Avenue to imitate older gangs and the activities they engaged in.
The stories about St. John 's Wort date back to the first century when a naturalist named Pliny the Elder recommended its use for snake bites. Since the plant releases a red oil that resembles blood when it is squeezed too hard, it was thought to be a plant blessed by God. Early folks thought that the oil only poured out of it on the anniversary of the day that St. John the Baptist from the Bible was beheaded, which is the 29th of August. But the timing was actually just close to the date that the plant happens to reach full maturity each year. Christians also held onto the plant while saying a rhyme to keep pagans and witches away.
Complementary therapies are treatments that make up a range of services provided by the NHS. Treatments that are available are acupuncture, aromatherapy, art therapy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and homeopathy. These treatments are offered to patients who may have cancer or other illnesses. These treatments are also used to help maintain one’s health, improving the immune system, sleeping patterns, increasing energy levels and help to depose of toxins. Complementary therapies are not clinically tested but have been used for many years and also most therapists are self employed.
Herbal products have been used for treatments since ancient times, before the exploration of synthetic industrial drugs. Since herbs are natural, most of the consumers believes herbal products are completely safe and the product use continuously increased and is reported 10-19% growth in United States. In U.S.A any botanical product affects the structure and functions of the body belongs to either a drug or dietary supplement and FDA regulates the dietary supplement. The author of this paper selected St. John’s wort ,as the herbal supplement for this assignment of patient educational flyer. Product Description: St. John’s wort (SJW) is a yellow flowering plant, grows in the wild used for health purpose for long time .The
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether the amount of topsoil would influence the growth of radish plants. It was hypothesized that if the amount of topsoil increased by 50% would increase because topsoil contains the essential nutrients which are required for proper plant growth. The principle findings indicated that a medium amount of topsoil is ideal for plant growth as the radish plant potted in 50 ml of topsoil experienced the most growth in comparison to the radish plants potted either in 25 ml or 200 ml of topsoil. Introduction: A healthy layer of topsoil comprises of a mixture of clay, sand, silt, and humus that supply the plants with vital nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other necessary
Hardships are never easy things to overcome, everyone goes through them; some more than others. Just like we go through them, we also have different ways of handling them. In the short story, “Blackberries in June,” by Ron Rash, every character goes through a hardship. While most deal with them in the same way, there are three characters who are polar opposites. Linda, Matt, and Jamie both face some pretty tough problems, but while one likes to play the blame game, the other looks on the bright side.
The most home health remedies or healing beliefs are the medicinal plants utilized by herbolarios, heriberos, yerberos, or yerbateros. And the species often used are the arnica, cuahalalate, tila, gordolobo (Mullein), salvia, cola de caballo (horsetail), and boldo. All these medications have different purpose, for instance the arnica is commonly used for injuries such as sprains and bruises and is for skin only, gordolobo (Mullein) is used for cough, whooping cough, bronchitis and for many more purpose, the cola de caballo (horsetail) is used to treat many health conditions such as, gingivitis, tonsillitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth, rheumatic disorders, edema, osteoarthritis, diabetes, acne, wounds, itchiness, rashes, burns and many more. Even do all this remedies are remedies of Zacatecas, now we even have them here in United States. Are remedies that the time has shown that they work and are
For thousands of years, herbalists have looked to nature in order to solve various ailments. Although ancient people had difficulties finding the correct dose of herbal medicines for various ailments, their failures and successes aided future generations in discoveries that piggy-backed on the ideas of their predecessors. The use of willow has evolved since our ancestors first discovered it, and it is now used to derive medicines that are able to treat and prevent modern diseases (Mahdi et al.
There has been an oil scam near the Black Vine Swamp. The Red Diamond Energy Corporation (REDC) is an oil company. They're trying to find as much oil as they can without pumping the oil out of the ground. The government would pay them not to pump the oil. A man named Drake McBride is the head of the RDEC.
In the past, it was used as medical treatment for diseases such as malaria, rheumatism, fever, dysentery, or depression; as an appetite stimulant; or as a way to induce sleep. It can help reduce anxiety, depression, and restlessness. 29 states
The intriguing Luffa Gourd has been used for Millennia for everything from food, to sponges, to engine filters. I have found that most people now-a-days don't know what the origin of the Luffa sponge is or even what it is. When asked what a Luffa is, most will answer, “ that spongy thing found in the ocean”. When I explain to them what it really is and where it comes from, there usually is a bewildered look on their face. The next comment is---you mean it grows in the ground?
There are also some health care providers that are also trained in Herbal Medicine. They serve to create treatment plans for patients who prefer herbal therapeutic treatments. Herbal Therapy although so commonly used is said to be very dangerous to health as it too has side effects , it can go as far as to cause death to an individual. Therefore, the WHO recommends that it is used with precaution or as recommended by trained medical personnel. The majority of the world's population relies on herbal medicine as its primary form of treatment, and indeed most modern drugs originate from isolated phytochemicals (phyto – plant: a phytochemical is a chemical constituent of a plant).
Introduction Plants are a major necessity in the balance of nature, people’s lives, and our terrain. We may not realize it, but plants are the ultimate source of food for almost 95% of the world population so says the National Group of Food. It’s a fact that over 7,000 species of plants are being consumed today. Plants are one of the reasons that we get clean water; as they help regulate the water cycle.