Tag: medicinal plants

Can the antibiotics crisis be solved with ancient remedies? Check out this NY Times article.

Can the antibiotics crisis be solved with ancient remedies?  Check out this NY Times article A branch of botanists called Ethnobotany is a socially obscure branch of the social sciences that studies what plants ancient indigenous people used for their food, clothing, shelter and even medicinally. Many foreigners who come her trust indigenous plants that come from where they grew up more than what we offer pharmacologically, and many of these plants have healthy affects on us, and often can do a better job than medications that are synthesized in a lab. From the standpoint of the pharmaceutical industry, they are now looking at Read More »

Medicinal plants vs. pharmaceuticals; why are so many immigrants choosing plants instead.

Medicinal plants vs. pharmaceuticals; why are so many immigrants choosing plants instead. The NY Times in a recent investigative article found that many immigrants who grew up using plants with medicinal properties would choose to continue to use the plants. While many of these substances have not been properly scrutinized, it does not mean they are unsafe or ineffective. On the contrary, the use of so called neutraceuticals is growing and do not require a prescription from a doctor necessarily. Many pharmaceuticals require a prescription because they are not safe enough for broad uncontrolled use. While some pharmaceuticals are plant Read More »