Herbal medicine (also herbalism) is the study of botany and the use of medicinal plants. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. Modern medicine makes use of many plant-derived compounds as the basis for evidence-based pharmaceutical drugs. Although herbalism may apply modern standards of effectiveness testing to herbs and medicines derived from natural sources, few high-quality clinical trials and standards for purity or dosage exist. The scope of herbal medicine is sometimes extended to include fungal and bee products, as well as minerals, shells and certain animal parts.
REMEDIES FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS IN THIS APP ARE SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANTS OR HERBS BASED ON RECIPES FROM VARIOUS COMMUNITIES, BEING USED FOR MORE THAN THREE GENERATIONS. THESE PLANTS WERE SELECTED AND HAVE EVIDENCE BASED ON THE PRE-CLINICAL STUDIES, TOXICITY STUDIES AND PHARMACODYNAMIC STUDIES.
In Healing Herbs of Paradise, this App explains in detail the healing benefits and properties of the Bali's tropical plants, fruits, and herbs. He states, "Every chapter will introduce the reader to one of Bali's many herbs. Some will be familiar-with unfamiliar uses. Others will be strange and new. Many have remarkable properties that Western science is only now discovering centuries after Bali's healers understood their use." This beautiful coffee table App is full of striking photography and previously unknown knowledge about the curative and anti-aging qualities found in the exotic herbs and plants of Bali.
Traditional herbal medicines are naturally occurring, plant-derived substances with minimal or no industrial processing that have been used to treat illness within local or regional healing practices. Traditional herbal medicines are getting significant attention in global health debates. In China, traditional herbal medicine played a prominent role in the strategy to contain and treat severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Eighty per cent of African populations use some form of traditional herbal medicine, and the worldwide annual market for these products approaches US$ 60 billion. Many hope traditional herbal medicine research will play a critical role in global health. China, India, Nigeria, the United States of America (USA) and WHO have all made substantial research investments in traditional herbal medicines.
Medical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques.
In THE COMPLETE HOME GUIDE TO HERBS, NATURAL HEALTH, AND NUTRITION, the App explains how to promote good health by understanding the body and how it is affected by a wide range of healing plants. She teaches you how to use herbs as potent tools for natural healing as well as how to combine them with nutrition and exercise for a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, you'll find:
Sections on cleansings, immunity, life stages, and body systems; a complete A to Z of diseases and treatments; and a section on first aid. Instructions for making your own herbal teas, decoctions, tinctures, ointments, oils, and more.