• Although numerous conservation organizations cite the importance of medicinal plants as a reason to conserve biodiversity more generally, it has been TRAFFIC, IUCN and WWF who have led efforts to address sustainability and equity issues associated with commercial trade. (traffic.org)
  • At a time when companies were increasingly compounding new pharmaceuticals in labs, pharmacists wanted to emphasize their ability to understand and manipulate the familiar medicinal plants that yielded reliable "vegetable drugs. (slate.com)
  • However, since a single plant contains widely diverse phytochemicals, the effects of using a whole plant as medicine are uncertain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicinal plants are widely used in non-industrialized societies, mainly because they are readily available and cheaper than modern medicines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers on Thursday said they have identified the genes that enable an endangered Himalayan plant to produce a chemical vital to making a widely used chemotherapy drug, and inserted them into an easily grown laboratory plant that then produced the same chemical. (voanews.com)
  • KEMRI scientists are also investigating the antimalarial effects of other Kenyan medicinal plants, either alone or in combination with chloroquine - the drug widely used to treat the disease in Africa. (scidev.net)
  • Recently, the use of medicinal plants has been more widely accepted as an effective form of treatment. (serenataflowers.com)
  • Indeed, Aloe vera is one of the most widely used plant species in the world today, while Euphorbia peplus (a non-succulent species) was used to develop Picato ®, a drug for treating a precancerous skin condition, marketed by the Danish pharmaceutical company LEO-Pharma. (kew.org)
  • Goldenrod is widely known as a medicinal plant used to treat dozens of ailments including inflammation (UTIs, sore throats, eczema), as a diuretic (and for kidney stones) and also to reduce pain and speed the healing of wounds (hence the alternative name woundwort). (plantdelights.com)
  • This includes species used for their medicinal and aromatic properties. (traffic.org)
  • Like the white-faced capuchins, which only select plants for fur-rubbing with insecticide properties, the macaques selectively choose the right kinds of dirt to sooth their stomachs. (pbs.org)
  • There are other effective agents that help make up the immense properties of the Japanese Honeysuckle, however, Chlorogenic acid, isochlorogenic acid, and Luteolin are the most abundant and more effective in the plant. (gmu.edu)
  • Eat bread or preparations containing seeds of this plant) We are working on the possibility of lignan phytoestrogens to be effective in reducing breast cancer for its antioxidant properties, antiestrogenic and antitumor. (botanical-online.com)
  • Yarrow ( Achilea millefolium ) Anxiety and nervousness at menopause as well as many other side effects typical of premenstrual syndrome ( headaches , stomach, breasts, abdomen swelling, skin irritation, redness, etc.) can be alleviated with the use of this plant, that also has antispasmodic properties and regulatory hormones. (botanical-online.com)
  • Vitis vinifera ) The hemostatic capacity of this plant, that's to say, its properties to stop bleeding, is useful for the treatment of excessive bleeding occurring in endometriosis. (botanical-online.com)
  • Kenyan plants used in traditional herbal medicine are showing promising medicinal properties in scientific assessments of their ability to treat diseases such as herpes and malaria, according to presentations made at the 25th African Health Science Congress in Nairobi earlier this month (4-8 October). (scidev.net)
  • The medicinal properties of these herbs promote physical, emotional and mental well-being. (serenataflowers.com)
  • The following flowers and plants provide users with therapeutic properties and promotes in the healing of the body and mind. (serenataflowers.com)
  • Hunter received $150,000 from the NSF to identify the chemicals that account for the medicinal properties of the milkweed plants. (eurekalert.org)
  • So, if you want to stay hale and hearty for a long time then it is better to switch to naturally procured products that have medicinal properties. (medium.com)
  • Tailparna commonly known as nilgiri is a medicinal plant having immense medicinal properties. (boloji.com)
  • Indravalli is a very popular Indian medicinal plant known for its huge curative properties. (indianetzone.com)
  • However, from time immemorial it has also been considered a medicinal plant because it possesses therapeutic properties, as illustrated in paintings found on the island of Santorini, dated 1627 BC. (mdpi.com)
  • This beautifully illustrated, elegantly written textbook pairs the best research on the biochemical properties and physiological effects of medicinal plants with a fascinating history of their use throughout human civilization, revealing the influence of nature's pharmacopeia on art, war, conquest, and law. (indigo.ca)
  • Handbook of African Medicinal Plants is an invaluable, practical desk reference that should be on the bookshelf of every pharmacognosist, ethnobiologist, botanist, ecologist, phytochemist, pharmacologist, and scientist interested in tropical plant utilization as a tool for the conservation of biodiversity and as a source of new drug leads. (ecampus.com)
  • Lawrence Nyagwande, a plant expert with Environment Africa, an environmental organization based in Zimbabwe, said there was little doubt that droughts linked to strengthening climate change were a big contributor to the loss of Zimbabwe's medicinal plants. (voanews.com)
  • The inventory and review is strongly focussed to cover all or most of the medicinal plant raw materials in the international trade that are exported from African countries, with less emphasis on those that are regularly traded on local and regional markets within Africa. (herbs.org)
  • More than 5400 plant species are used in traditional medicine in Africa, of which less than 10% have been commercially developed to some extent. (herbs.org)
  • Research at Kew on the evolution of Aloe showed that these plants originated in southern Africa around 16 million years ago. (kew.org)
  • The paper was written by a group of prominent botanical experts that included Wendy Applequist, PhD, of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Josef Brinckmann, research fellow in medicinal plants and botanical supply chain at Traditional Medicinals, and other experts from Australia, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • More recently, in the early universities, faculties devoted to medical sciences great importance to the knowledge of herbal medicine and simple, or plants that could be used alone as treatment for various ailments. (hubpages.com)
  • All'erboristeria alongside herbal medicine, a true science of the active ingredients in plants, and their use in the treatment of disease (in this case we speak properly of herbs and medicinal plants). (hubpages.com)
  • MACA , Native of Peru, Maca has spread worldwide as a medicinal plant, and it is cited in Peruvian herbal medicine to stimulate the immune system. (botanical-online.com)
  • On the other hand, herbal medicine is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as labelled and final medicinal products containing parts of plants (underground or aerial), plant materials, or combinations of both, as their main active ingredient. (audible.com)
  • Plant samples from prehistoric burial sites are among the lines of evidence that Paleolithic peoples had knowledge of herbal medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • The herbal medicine community has used goldenrod for hundreds of years, learning about its medicinal potential from native americans. (plantdelights.com)
  • Little do they know that this popular herbal medicine is a great garden plant. (plantdelights.com)
  • It is obvious that plants have been used for medication since early in human history, and herbal medicine is very old and popular worldwide. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Dioscorides 's 1st century De materia medica , seen here in a c. 1334 copy in Arabic, describes some 1000 drug recipes based on over 600 plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • The current review was conducted using a complete and organized search of the available literature on the medicinal plant cinnamon from 1982 to 2013. (hindawi.com)
  • Botanical identification of plant specimens collected in the wild allowed for cross-linking of common and scientific plant names. (springer.com)
  • Benokra is an Indian Medicinal plant and its botanical name is Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq. (indianetzone.com)
  • By chronicling the ways in which humans have cultivated plant species, extracted their active chemical ingredients, and investigated their effects on the body over time, Nature's Pharmacopeia also builds an unparalleled portrait of these special herbs as they transitioned from wild flora and botanical curiosities to commodities and potent drugs. (indigo.ca)
  • In the present paper are discussed the results of the investigations of the phenylpropanoids of the medici nal plants which are of the great interest as the sources of the neurotropic, adaptogenic, immunostimulating, antioxidative, and hepatoprotective preparations. (scirp.org)
  • Infection & infestation , Nutritional disorders , and Digestive system disorders were the three most important medicinal use categories for plants in the homegardens, and all three categories were found in most of the studied homegardens. (cabi.org)
  • With its sweet, crisp, fruity and herbaceous fragrance, this plant has long been used medicinally as a remedy for problems regarding the digestive system. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • Further, the phytochemical content and pharmacological actions, if any, of many plants having medicinal potential remain unassessed by rigorous scientific research to define efficacy and safety. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is without doubt that this book will be of immense value to those who have an interest in learning and carrying out research into Tibetan medicinal plants. (exoticindiaart.com)
  • Research the plants. (wikihow.com)
  • This book highlights the results from over a year of ethnobotanical research in a rural and an urban community in Jamaica, where we interviewed more than 100 people who use medicinal plants for healthcare. (springer.com)
  • The goal of this research was to better understand patterns of medicinal plant knowledge, and to find out which plants are used in consensus by local people for a variety of illnesses. (springer.com)
  • Ina is the Principal Investigator of the research project "Comparative Exploration of Plants and Local Knowledge in Portland Parish, Jamaica", funded by the National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration (grant #9339-13). (springer.com)
  • David is currently a Research Fellow at the Natural Products Institute, UWI, where his research focuses on documenting traditional knowledge and the contemporary use of medicinal plants by Jamaicans. (springer.com)
  • Geoffrey Rukunga of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) said the institute is assessing how two Kenyan medicinal plants work against the herpes simplex virus (HSV). (scidev.net)
  • A new look at research on African medicinal plants (Journal of Ethnopharmacology, December 2015) takes a long look at the plants garnering the most attention and the deficit of research focused on African plants. (herbs.org)
  • More research is needed, they conclude, "…to promote the commercialization of African plants. (herbs.org)
  • Still, there's much less research than there should be, considering the wealth of unexplored plants in African Traditional Medicine. (herbs.org)
  • Olwen Grace, Research Leader in Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology, and PhD student Madeleine Ernst from the University of Copenhagen, discuss evolutionary studies of the medicinal value of succulent plants. (kew.org)
  • The photograph on the front cover was kindly provided by Dr. Setsuko Sekita, Director, Tsukuba Medicinal Plant Research Station, National Institute of Health Sciences, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Tsukuba, Japan. (who.int)
  • Monarch butterflies appear to use medicinal plants to treat their offspring for disease, research by biologists at Emory University shows. (eurekalert.org)
  • herb , parts of various plants cultivated for their aromatic, pungent, or otherwise desirable substances. (britannica.com)
  • The term herb garden is usually used now to denote a garden of herbs used for cooking, and the medicinal aspect is rarely considered. (britannica.com)
  • Whether you have an expansive outdoor garden or a simple herb garden on your patio, growing a variety of plants can keep it interesting and functional. (wikihow.com)
  • Background of the herb known as Navajo tea or greenthread, as well as photographs of the plant. (serenataflowers.com)
  • The highest fresh and dry weights of herb (g plant 1 and t ha 1) were recoded with NPK (75%)+biological fertilizers treatment during the second harvest with the values of 721.2, 49.8 and 79.4, 4.4, respectively. (medworm.com)
  • A bitter tasting plant that requires a lot of sun, the cardoon has become important as a medicinal herb in recent years following the discovery of cynarin, the biologically active chemical constituent of artichoke. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • There are various methods of preparing the plant to be taken orally or topically. (gmu.edu)
  • For decades now has rediscovered the usefulness of these natural remedies, prepared using each of the plants (or herbs), it is certainly not just a fashion, many cases of diseases cured with alternative methods are there for all, even if the methods of alternative medicine often does not closely resemble the methods of traditional medicine. (hubpages.com)
  • The methods described, herein, will provide practical information about how to conduct chemical and biological screenings of medicinal plants. (ozon.ru)
  • Methods: We inventoried all medicinal species in 195 homegardens from four villages belonging to the four ethnic groups. (cabi.org)
  • CITES is an international agreement between governments, aimed to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. (cites.org)
  • Most of these precious plants resources, however, are harvested in the wild and easily traded across borders outside of CITES regulation. (cites.org)
  • In particular, many people turn to plants to treat high blood pressure, stomachaches and sexually transmitted infections, among others, herbalists said. (voanews.com)
  • Trifolium pratense) It may be useful for the treatment of endometriosis, due to its content in formonotenin, a phytoestrogen plant hormone that regulates the decompensation occurs during menstruation and, especially, in menopause, helping to relieve pains that normally accompany it. (botanical-online.com)