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    Herbs
    #1
    Okay, I got this article bulletin from the place I work about the traditional medicine herbs that have been used since ancient times from all over the world alongside the traditional technique that until today still used as an alternative therapy method for curing illness
    the herbal medicines from all over the world I believe still exist today and I also believe it's not dominated by the far eastern peoples
    here some examples about the variety of plants that most of it still used as ingredients of herbalism

    Açai (Euterpe oleracea) Although açai berries are a longstanding food source for indigenous people of the Amazon, there is no evidence that they have historically served a medicinal, as opposed to nutritional role. In spite of their recent popularity in the United States as a dietary supplement, there is currently no evidence for their effectiveness for any health-related purpose.

    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) leaves are used to lower cholesterol, as well as for kidney and urinary tract ailments

    Aloe vera leaves are widely used to heal burns, wounds and other skin ailments.

    Arnica (Arnica montana) is used as an anti-inflammatory          and for osteoarthritis.

    Ashoka (Saraca indica) is used in Ayurvedic traditions to treat gynecological disorders. The bark is also used to combat oedema or swelling.

    Asthma weed (Euphorbia hirta) has been used traditionally in Asia to treat bronchitic asthma and laryngeal spasm. It is used in the Philippines for dengue fever.

    Astragalus (Astragalus propinquus) has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system, and is used in modern China to treat hepatitis and as an adjunctive therapy in cancer.

    now the rest is in wiki's
    EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG
    List of plants used in herbalism -...
    no description

    and do any of you have some sort of experience using the herbal medicine that are traditionally exist in your cultures maybe some sort of "family" medicines
    or perhaps have some of them are planted on your garden?

    I have Aloe Vera and Lavender atm at my back yard

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    #2
    I noticed that Cannabis was not on the list.
    It is one of the world's oldest medicinal plants.

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    #3
    in some places planting it will have resulting in serious legal affair
    afaik almost all plantations with anesthesia substance is considered to be illegal to be obtain by civilians

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    #4
    I came by a book "Nature's answer for Cancer" by Rick Simpson. Found this thread and thought I'd share this here. It refers to the use of cannabis in the cure for cancer.
    Ref: http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/5169.html

    Also, this was in the news recently.

    Quote:The search for an affordable drug to treat hypertension without side effects has led scientists to the Indian kitchen. Some spices and condiments commonly used in Indian soups, curries and rasam, when taken in a specific proportion with white lotus petals, can bring down blood pressure, say scientists after an animal study done in Chennai.
    TIMESOFINDIA.INDIATIMES.COM
    Drug from Indian spices to fight...
    Science News: The search for an affordable drug to treat hypertension...

    I have used a number of Ayurvedic medicines which are prepared from various herbs.

    Following are some common, day to day herbs used.

    Tulasi (Holy Basil) - cough, sore throat, respiratory problems.
    HINDUISM.ABOUT.COM
    15 Surprising Health Benefits of Tulsi,...
    This article describes the common medicinal uses of Tulsi, the Holy...

    Indian curry leaves - Protects gastrointestinal tract, Better eyesight, Protection of liver etc.
    WWW.PLANETHERBS.COM
    Specific Herbs
    Public Article Library on specific herbs including research,...

    Ashwagandha - for chronic pain
    http://www.planetherbs.com/specific-herb...india.html

    Will read up more and write back :-)

    Edit: Avoiding body odour / sweating and without use of deodorants. Not sure how far it would work.
    To be used when bathing. Add 4-5 tulasi (holy basil) leaves + 2 small cups of vinegar (or lemon juice) to a bucket of water. Supposedly makes you feel fresh and reduce tan in the long run. Just heard this on radio. (regular programme). Stay tuned for moar :-)
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    #5
    a friend of mine got lead poisoning from ayurvedic medicine

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    #6
    True. I should have proly mentioned that.

    Ayur has to be taken under proper supervision.
    One of the methods of treatment involves use of heavy metals such as Mercury, Silver, Copper, Gold.
    These have their benefits, provided they are taken in the right dosage for the required period.
    Else you could land yourself in life threatening ailments.
    Many concoctions too require proper supervision. Self medication is certainly not advisable.

    The herbs I have listed above are to my knowledge, not harmful.
    In fact it is part of everyday diet (save Ashwagandha).

    Coriander leaves and Mint leaves are two more good herbs.

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    #7
    I've just plant mint 4 months back, that will give some good flavors on my daily afternoon tea time

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    #8
    yes,I consume a lot of mint tea,I grow it

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    #9
    Betel leaves is another good herb (?)
    Am guessing it is widely used, not just in Asian countries.
    Very good for the digestive system. Can be consumed after food on a regular basis.
    It can be grown in your garden too. I think it is a creeper plant actually.

    Ref:
    WWW.BOLDSKY.COM
    Health Benefits Of Betel Leaves
    Here are few amazing health benefits of betel leaves that are worth...
    http://herbs.ygoy.com/health-benefits-of-betel-leaves/

    Aside:
    Mint reminded me of Ali from the TV Series "Mind Your Language"
    "I should be asking for minty sauce" 2:48 :-)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCxTLTBgQE
    (This post was last modified: 06-27-2014, 11:16 AM by radiobox.)

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    #10
    I'm planning to grow some hydroponic plants since my backyards is having less and lesser space right now and I can't afford moving to place where there's a quite spaces for planting

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