Medicinal plants Essays

  • African Medicinal Plants

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    the existence of plants for their general livelihood and most essentially medicinal use. Knowledge as to which plants are more useful than the other has been passed on from one generation to the next (Weiner and Weiner, 1994). According to Simpson and Orgorzaly (1995), applications of various plants in different parts of the world vary amongst cultural groups, as plants are distributed quite differently across countries. In South Africa, a number of plant species with medicinal properties are considered

  • Medicinal Plants Research Paper

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    Medicinal herbs are the local heritage with global importance. Medicinal herbs have curative properties due to presence of various complex chemical substance of different composition, which are found as secondary plant metabolites in one or more parts of a plant ( Naikwade 2009). These plant metabolites according to their composition are grouped as alkaloids, glycosides, corticosteroids, essential oils etc. Euphorbia hirta, (family- Euphorbiaceae) is an herb found in many parts of the world. In Sanskrit

  • Medicinal Plants

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    Medicinal plants have played very basic role in keeping the standard of human health. Different parts of medicinal plants (fruits, leaves and roots etc) have been playing very basic role in improving human health. Since long they have paid their services for human health and served humans in every field of life like cosmetics, beverages, dyes and medicines. Medicinal plants have some biologically active compounds such as flavonoids, saponins, steroids, vitamin C, cardiac glycosides, carotenoids and

  • Importance Of Medicinal Plants

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    people. Medicinal plants are the nature’s gift to human beings to make disease free healthy life. Plants possess a miraculous power which could alleviate pain and cure illness. Plants have been used from the near the beginning culture as a source of medicine for various diseases. Inspite of Synthetic drug development and production of antibiotics, plants occupy an important place in the modern and traditional system of medicine in all over the world. Modern medicines are primarily from plant origin

  • Peppermint In Medicinal Plants

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    Medicinal plants as the important source of secondary metabolites widely used for food industry, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal care and cleaning industries for its flavouring and fragrance (Gedif and Hahn, 2002; Badal et al., 2011). Lamiaceae family is one of the most important families in medicinal plants, and Mentha piperita L. (common name peppermint) has special significance in this family (Silva, 2002; Mahmoud and Croteau, 2003). This species is natural hybrid between species M. spicata

  • Medicinal Plants Case Study

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    Medicinal plants are an important source of drug since ancient times. These plants are characterised by the presence of bioactive principles like alkaloids, terpenoids, glycosides and phenolic compounds (Sharma et al., 2013; Harborne, 1973; Bhakuni, 1984; Okwu, 2004; Selvamohan et al., 2012; Dhawale, 2013) for which it had always been in great demand at the global level. As per World Health Organization (WHO), nearly eighty percent of the World’s population relies on traditional medicine for their

  • Medicinal Plants Research Paper

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    INTRODUCTION From prehistoric period medicinal plants have been world’s oldest known health care products which play a key role in traditional medicine. Among world, about 80% of the 5.2 billion people of the world live in the less developing countries respectively relied majorly on traditional medicine for their primary healthcare needs. The backbone of traditional medicine are medicinal plants which are utilized on regular basis by more than 3.3 billion people in these countries. Nearly 2000 ethnic

  • Persuasive Speech On Hair Fall

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    The immense joy of going to be a mother is somewhat ruined for some would-be mothers at the sight of falling hair. As if the various pregnancy changes – stretch marks, breast swelling, fatigue and nausea, weren’t enough to bog you down that you’ve also noticed hair fall! Is your bathroom floor always showing strands of your hair? Are you losing hair too fast? Are you a new mom? Hair fall is a very common problem faced by new moms. Many new mothers experience excessive hair fall after childbirth

  • Fenugreek Research Paper

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    broadly developed in different part of the world such as, India, Mediterranean countries, North Africa, Saudi Arabia and Southern Europe. Their plant produce a small yellowish-white flower containing seeds. It's seeds and leaves are used not only for spice used in food or flavoring but also as a medicinal herb. The effective therapeutic part of the plant is their dried ripe seeds, which contains similar progesterone and, or estrogen effect. Fenugreek seeds contain various possible Active ingredient

  • Reaction Paper About Japanese Food

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    troduction “Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing.” Joss Whedon, the co-writer of Toy Story affirms and we can all agree. Food is one of the most important things in our lives; it is a pleasure one cannot reject. Well, as much as we would like to try, keeping up with a healthy lifestyle while still fulfilling our cravings is a very hard task with our hectic and social Lebanese routine; all those dinner gatherings where different kinds of huge

  • Frozen Food Packaging In Japan

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    The most significant applications of plastic are in food packaging. To begin with, food industry has an importance in food packaging hence food packaging is highly affected by technological developments. Moreover, EVOH is an outstanding material that is preferred mostly in packaging sector. EVOH (Ethylene vinyl alcohol) is a  of  and  in food packaging. The  resin is generally used as an oxygen barrier. On account of the fact that people make use of their applications, they have substantial status

  • Flower Lilies Essay

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    important cut flower crop; lilies are used in everything from weddings to important medicinal remedies for heart health assisting with pain in the cardiac region and the angina pectoris. The most common use of lilies is in bouquets for weddings, potted plants and bulbs. Lilies are often used in the production of oils for use with sensitive skin and as a moisturizer. In other countries lily flowers are found in many medicinal remedies. The bulb of the tiger lily is

  • Essay On Costus

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    tropical herbaceous flowering plants belongs to the family Costaceae. It is often characterized and distinguished from relatives such as Zingiber (true ginger) by their spiraling stems. The whole genus is thus often called spiral gingers. It is widely cultivated in south India and also grows wild in many places. 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

  • Clove Benefits

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    Clove (Syzigium aromaticum L.) Clove of commerce is the dried aromatic fully grown unopened flower buds of the plant Syzigium aromaticum L. belonging to the family Myrtaceae. Clove is one of the most ancient spices of the world. It is originated in Moluccas and in India it is cultivated in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Cloves have been used in India since past times for a culinary purpose. Fine aromatic flavour of clove blends well with sweet and savoury dishes.

  • Neem Tree Essay

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    CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The neem tree (Azadirachta indica) is native to the seasonally dry, tropical woodlands of north-east India, and perhaps parts of Asia. It is a member of the Meliaceae family. The latinized name of neem, Azadirachta indica, is derived from the Persian (National Research Council [NRC], 1992). Two species of Azadirachta have been reported, Azadirachta indica A. Juss – native to Indian sub- continent and Azadirachta excelsa Kack. – confined

  • Advantages And Uses And Benefits Of Taro

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    suitable as a specialty food for allergic infants and persons with alimentary disorders and for those allergic to cereal starch as well as those sensitive to animal milk ((Salunkhe and Kadam, 1998; Onwueme, 1999; Vinning, 2003). Various parts of the plant are also used in traditional medicine practice (Tsitsiringos, 2002). Taro is also used as an ornamental in Australia, Japan, Italy and elsewhere. Although, it is irritating to the human skin, mouth and throat, acridity protect taro against herbivores

  • Polyploidy Plant Experiment

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    plants, and are considered a process of evolution as they have evolved in order to adapt to the change in the environment. In this investigation we will be observing the results of both types of plants under harsh conditions. It is preferable that the Polyploidy plant will survive harsher conditions as they have actually developed due to the change in their biosphere therefore making it more likely that they will survive unfavourable conditions. In this experiment we will be taking a look at which

  • Madagascar Periwinkle

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    The Madagascar Periwinkle, scientifically known as the Catharanthus Roseus, is a species of Catharanthus native and endemic to Madagascar [1]. The Madagascar Periwinkle is an ornamental plant kept in homes which lie across the warmer parts of the globe [2]. It’s rank is Genus, and it’s higher classification is Apocynaceae [3]. The Madagascar Periwinkle has several other names, such as the Rose Periwinkle, Periwinkle, Vinca, Old maid and so on. There are over 20 different names used to refer to the

  • Ethnobotany: Relationship Between Plants And People

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    Harshberger in 1895 to indicate plants used by the aboriginals. Ethnobotany is the study of the relationship between plants and people: From "ethno" - study of people and "botany" - study of plants. Ethnobotany is considered a branch of ethnobiology. Ethnobotany studies the complex relationships between the uses of plants and the cultures. The focus of ethnobotany is on how plants have been or are used, managed and perceived in human societies and includes plants used for food, medicine, divination

  • Essay On Herbalism

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    culture and the medicinal value of food habits of Assam. The herbaceous vegetation in the Bari (garden) of a traditional Assamese home used to have all these 101 varieties. The vast forest coverage of 28,748 sq. km. in Assam, home to around 4000 species, has been the main source of livelihood and crafting a culture of indigenous medicine in Assam. Going by the national statistics, India, unmatched in biodiversity with 16 different agro-climatic zones, has over 45000 different plant species. Of these