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Homeopathy Medicine

Homeopathy medicine has been around for many years. Homeopathy, next to conventional medical treatment, is the most widely used form of treatment. It’s both safe and effective.

Even though homeopathy is natural and safe, you must always consult with your doctor or professional health care specialist. This is just as a precaution and general common sense.

Dosage & Strength

In general, the longer you’ve had a medical issue, the higher the strength of the dosage. So, if something is troubling you for a short time, then you start off with a lower dose.

However, nothing is written in stone. Each homeopath is different and may have his or her own style, method or philosophy. Generally speaking, lower doses and potency are the norm.

Adjusting To Homeopathic Medicine

When taking homeopathy medicine, one may need to make changes and even sacrifices. After all, if you want to get well, you need to stay focused and determined. Sometimes, everyday things can make the medicine lose its potency.

For example, you may want to give up or reduce coffee. You might have to reduce mint flavors and therefore, give up on chewing gum (if you have bad breath, not to worry. Homeopathy can take care of that too!)

The reason for these sacrifices is because you may need to take homeopathy medicine by placing it under your tongue (or sublingually). Not all homeopathic treatments are like this though. There may be ointments or creams involved in your treatment.

Homeopathy For Children & Infants

Many children and even infants are treated with homeopathy, so it’s quite safe and widely practiced. It’s natural medicine that uses mineral, plant and animal products in small doses.

Your homeopath will ask a series of questions before embarking on the right treatment. Basically, homeopathy helps the body to stimulate its natural ability to heal.

Homeopathy medicine has been used successfully in not only treating children and infants but also pregnant women as well. In fact, it can even be used on our beloved pets.

Homeopathic medicine will very likely grow in popularity as we head into the future. It’s safe and effective and it’s probably the best way to deal with our ailments.…

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What Is Homeopathic Medicine?

Homeopathy is a safe, natural form of medicine, based on the practice of treating like with like. Homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homios, meaning like or similar, and italios, meaning suffering.

Homeopathy is concerned with treating the whole person rather than the illness alone. The homeopath will consider the patient as a whole, both physically and psychologically, taking into account the patient’s physical appearance, their likes, dislikes and their temperament. It is there fore a highly personalized form of treatment, so patients who apparently suffer from the same ill ness may be given advice for different medicines.

Homeopathy is a well established form of healing. Today many of the leading pharmaceutical companies are researching and mass-producing homeopathic medicines.

Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines look very much like conventional medicines, are taken in the same way, but the way they work is entirely different.

The medicines are not synthetic and are derived from natural sources. Over 60% of homeopathic remedies are prepared from vegetable or plant materials. Other remedies are prepared from naturally occurring mineral substances, including metals, non-metallic substances, and mineral salts. Animal sources of homeopathic remedies include: Cuttlefish (the ink or juice provides sepia) and Honeybee.

Homeopathic medicines are prepared by obtaining the remedy in its most concentrated form, and then, through a long process of dilution, by preparing a medicine whose potency is sufficient to effect a treatment. The potency describes the measure of the dilution of the remedy and is denoted by the number which follows the name of the medicine itself. The higher the number, the greater the dilution (up to one part remedy to one trillion parts dilutant).

Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines, commonly referred to as remedies, may come from the plant, mineral, or animal kingdom. Some common remedies include: arnica montana, from the Leopard’s bane plant; belladonna, from the deadly nightshade plant; calcarea, calcium carbonate from oyster shells; sepia, from cuttlefish ink; and the element, sulphur.

Homeopathic remedies today are produced using the same dilution principles as in Hahnemann’s day. In a common dilution of 1:100, one drop of the homeopathic substance is added to 99 drops of water and/or alcohol. The mixture is then potentized by a process called “succussion” – repeated tapping on a hard surface for a specific length of time. Remedies may be diluted up to 1000 times, leaving only an infinitesimal trace of the substance. Remedies are typically diluted 10, 100, or 1,000 times, which translate into potencies that are marked with the Roman numerals X, C, and M. Homeopathic remedies range from 6X as the lowest potency to 1M or more as the highest potency.

Remedies can be taken orally in pill, powder, or drop form, rubbed topically, or injected. There are usually no side effects from homeopathic treatments, but a patient can experience what is called a “healing aggravation,” a temporary accentuation of symptoms. This is seen as a positive sign that the remedy is working. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, a homeopath may …

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Medicines Against Nausea and Vomiting

There are many types of drugs which can help in the case of vomit and nausea. The most effective of them are: Dopamine Agonists (first of all, Phenothiazines, Triflupromazine, Promethazine and Trifluoperazine).
All these drugs prevent symptoms of nausea and vomit which can be caused by different factors. In the same time each type of drugs can be used individually depending on the causes of sickness. For example, Promethazine theoclate is the best choice for symptoms of motion sickness.
The main factor which the patients have to pay attention on is dosage of drugs. These medicines can be taken in different ways – as drugs by the mouth or by intramuscular injection. The best dose is from 5 to 10 mg (prochlorperazine), from 10 to 25 (triflupromazine) and from 10 to 20 mg (promethazine). You have to take these drugs twice a day to receive appropriate result.
The next category of medicines against nausea is Antihistaminics: Doxylamine (Doxinate), Cinnarizine(Stugeron), Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), Meclizine (Ancolan), Cyclizine (Marzine), etc.
Metoclopramide (Reglan, Perinorm) are also very effective drugs. They can prevent vomit very fast by direct action on the stomach. It has two main benefits: it helps very well during anesthesia and after surgery procedures. Besides, it can be used by women during lactation period. To achieve effect you have to take it three times a day.
 You have to pay attention also on side effects, as these drugs can cause dystonia, skin rash, diarrhea and sedation. Take the drugs at least 30 minutes before meal.
The next category is Domperidone (Domstal, Endopace). The dosage is 20-40 mg three times a day. Side effects are: breast pain, dryness in mouth, headache, drowsiness, and breast engorgement.
Cisapride(Cize, Syspride, Unipride 10 mg, Tab; 5 mg/5 ml syrup) is also very effective. This medicine is available in form of chewing tablet.…

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A Page Full of Medicine and Health Trivia Questions and Answers

With so much going on in the news lately about healthcare and medicine I couldn’t resist putting together a quiz about medicine, health care, and other medical related topics.  In the news today I read about the senate and the health care reform, swine flu vaccine recalls, and promising new cancer treatments.  Medicine is racing toward the future at a breakneck speed, so lets slow down and enjoy a good old fashioned Trivia quiz.

1. What type of microbe causes the common cold?
A: Virus.

2. What kind of food poisoning can be caused by eating half-cooked poultry?
A: Salmonella poisoning.

3: Which body fluid is affected by thalassemia?
A: Blood.

4. Which insect transmits malaria?
A: Mosquito.

5. What kind of contraceptive is the best protection against sexually transmitted diseases?
A: Condom.

6. Who developed vaccination against smallpox?
A: Jenner.

7. What is the main organ affected by a stroke?
A: Brain.

8. What is the disease in which normal clotting of the blood is slowed or stopped completely?
A: Hemophilia.

9. Diabetes results from a failure to secrete which hormone?
A: Insulin.

10. Which agency of the United Nations exists to fight and eradicate disease?
A: World Health Organization.

11. The tree Salix alba was used in the preparation of which drug?
A: Aspirin.

12. Malarial parasites live in which part of the mosquito?
A: Salivary glands.

13. Diabetes insipidus affects which organ?
A: Kidney.

14. Which disease, targeted by the World Health Organization, was eradicated by 1980?
A: Smallpox.

15. What is the name given to a statistician who calculates life expectancy, etc. for an insurance company?
A: Actuary.

16. Dopamine acts on which ;part of the body?
A: Brain.

17. Hodgkin’s disease is what type of disease?
A: Cancer.

18. English writer D H Lawrence died of which disease?
A: Tuberculosis.

19. Amniocentesis is used in which field of medicine?
A: Obstetrics.

20. The T cells of the human immune system mature in which gland?
A: Thymus.

21. Where would you find the pisiform bone?
A: Wrist.

22. Which protein forms hair and nails.
A: Keratin.

23. Of what do we have 52 in a lifetime, 20 of which are deciduous?
A: Teeth.

24. What is the substance produced by hard exercise and oxygen debt, causing stiffness in the muscles?
A: Lactic Acid.

25. What are the natural pain-killing substances produced in the brain and pituitary gland?
A: Endorphins.

26. What is the substance that the body over-produces in an allergic reaction to pollen?
A: Histamine.

27. Which three bones are collectively known as the auditory ossicles?
A: Hammer; anvil; stirrup.

28. What is an overgrowth of fibrous tissue, usually produced at the site of a scar?
A: Keloid.

29. What is the pigment that colors skin?
A: Melanin.

30. What is the colored muscle that responds involuntarily to light?
A: Iris.

31. What is the name of the membrane enclosing the fluid around the fetus?
A: Amnion: amniotic membrane.

32. Which is the only vein …

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The Transition of Naturopathic Medicine Into Mainstream Medicine

As the world of naturopathic medicine continues to grow, so does its usage among ailing Americans. According to a study done by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as of December of 2008, about 38 percent of American reporting using some type of alternative medicine in the past twelve months. Why are people turning to naturopathic medicine as a means to get healthy and feel better? Here are a few possible explanations.

1. There are many people have not had previous success treating their ailments with a Western medicine doctor, also known as an allopathic doctor.

The many people who suffer from ailments like insomnia, allergies, chronic pain, and migraines sometimes find that allopathic doctors only mask the pain the experience with these problems. Prescription medications may only dull the pain, and a sufferer will find that although the pain may subside for a while, it will inevitably return. Naturopathic doctors want to help their patients by seeking the overall root of the problem, and look to promote overall health and well-being with the use of several remedies, including nutritional and herbal supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes, homeopathic remedies, and more. Naturopathic medicine believes in utilizing the entire body, as a whole, to treat an illness.

2. There is a growing concern for human health in regards to artificial substances that allopathic medicine uses in attempts to cure a patient.

With the extra chemicals and hormones that are being added to food, in conjunction with artificial substances found in prescription drugs, there are health studies that suggest this combination of substances in the human body can lead to negative health effects. Naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medicine use the entire body as the main source of healing instead of synthetic components. Many people who have already attempted to utilize allopathic medicine as a way to feel healthier want to utilize all of their options and seek naturopathic medicine as a way to improve health.

Where should a person go to seek naturopathic medicine treatment?

There are only seven schools that are accredited and recognized by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges, Council on Naturopathic Medical Education and North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. Of the seven colleges of naturopathic medicine, the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, located in Tempe, AZ, is renowned for its clinical training and advancement of naturopathic medicine. Recently, the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine purchased a 42,000 square foot building adjacent to the naturopathic college. This building will house a new naturopathic medicine clinic, which used to be located in Scottsdale. The campus and clinic will be unified within the next 16 months as they work to put the two next to each other. There will be a laboratory and a pharmacy within the clinic, and the students will continue to work with the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University to study a plant that could stop smallpox if the virus was used as a bioterrorist threat. Students will no longer have to travel …

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To Evaluate the Extent of Side Effects of Anti-tuberculous Therapy (att) on Different Body Systems in Various Age Groups:

Authors:Bhurgri Ghulam Rasool,Momina Taki Muhammad,Shamim-Ur-Rehman,ShahMurad,RajKumar Chohan,DahriGhulam Mustafa, Shaikh zulfikar,

INTRODUCTION:

TUBERCULOSIS:

Tuberculosis, one of the oldest diseases known to affect human, is caused by bacteria belonging to mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. The disease usually affects the lungs, although in up to one third of cases other organs are involved. If properly treated, tuberculosis caused by drug susceptible strains is curable in virtually all cases. If untreated, the disease may be fatal within 5 years in more than half of cases. Transmission usually takes place through airborne spread of droplet nuclei produced by patients with infectious pulmonary tuberculosis (Mario C Raviglione, Richard JO Brein, 2003).

Tuberculosis is a disease of great antiquity. Today, tuberculosis gas become the most important communicable disease in the world, with over 8 millions cases of pulmonary tuberculosis occurring each year 95% which are in developing countries (A Gordon Leitch, 2000).

Tuberculosis is chronic granulomatous disease of human and other mammals caused by a group of closely related obligate pathogens, the mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, and comprising M. tuberculosis. The human tubercle bacillus – M. bovis – the bovine tubercle bacillus, -agricanum – a heterogeneous type found principally in effuational Africa with properties intermediate between the former two species and M-microti-a rare cause of disease involves and other small mammals but attenuated for humans. (PDO D awis et al, 2003).

Annual risk of infection

Areas

Current

Level

Annual decline

Trend (%)

Health resource

Availability

Industrialized

0.04-0.1

>10

Excellent

Middle income Latin America

West Asia

0.5-1.5

5-10

Good

Middle income East and South

Eest Asia

1.0-2.5

<5

Good

Sub-Saharan Africa

Indian Subcontinent

1.0-2.5

0-3

Poor

                                                                                                                                (A Gordon Leitch, 2000)

In 1994 World Health Organization (WHO) declared that tuberculosis (TB) constituted a global emergency. It developed a five point strategy known as direct observe treatment strategy (DOTS) in order to combat the increasing incidence of the disease. The main aim was to detect 70% of smear positive tuberculosis (TB) cases and to treat85% of smear positive new cases successfully. This strategy has improved worldwide cure rates. Tuberculosis is an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality in refugees and displaced populations, particularly during the post acute phase of complex emergencies (Alison H Rodger et al., 2002).

EPIDEMIOLOGY:

In Pakistan, only limited data is available, however, the prevalence of tuberculosis is estimated to be as high as 250,000 cases annually. According to official estimates, the rate of open bacillary cases among adult population (15 years and above), was 17% and among children 5 to 9 years of age, 13% were infected with tuberculosis. It is thought to be the fourth major cause of all deaths in Pakistan (Shamim A Qazi et al., 1998).

PATHOLOGY OF TUBERCULOSIS:

CASE WITH INFECTOUS TUBERCULOSIS

Cough and generate droplet nuclei which are ingaled by a contact

Primary

Onset of CMI response

Bacillimia                                                   Apical Implant

Sterilization of the primary complex

Immunosuppressive event

Multiple of tubercle bacilli

Restoration of CMI

Caseation of necrosis

        Infectous tuberculosis

Figure: Schematic representation of the basic events in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis.

CMI: …

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Introduction to Dentistry

Introduction to Dentistry

Dr.Suhail Latoo

Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Govt. Dental College & hospital, Srinagar

Dr.Altaf H Malik

Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Govt. Dental College & hospital, Srinagar

Dr.Ravinder Kumar Bhagat

Dept. Conservative dentistry and Endodontics

Govt. Dental College & hospital, Srinagar

Dr. Khalid Amin

Dept. Conservative dentistry and Endodontics

Govt. Dental College & hospital, Srinagar

Introduction
Dentistry, which is a part of stomatology, is the branch of medicine that is involved in the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and surgical or non-surgical treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body.[1,2] Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health. Those who practice dentistry are known as dentists. The dentist’s supporting team aides in providing oral health services, which includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental therapists.

Dental Surgery and Treatments
Dentistry usually encompasses very important practices related to the oral cavity. Oral diseases are major public health problems due to their high incidence and prevalence across the globe with the disadvantaged affected more than other socio-economic groups.[3]

Although modern day dental practice centres around prevention, many treatments or interventions are still needed. The majority of dental treatments are carried out to prevent or treat the two most common oral diseases which are dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease or pyorrhea). Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth as a treatment for dental caries (fillings), extraction or surgical removal of teeth which cannot be restored, scaling of teeth to treat periodontal problems and endodontic root canal treatment to treat abscessed teeth.

All dentists train for around 4 or 5 years at University and qualify as a ‘dental surgeon’. By nature of their general training they can carry out the majority of dental treatments such as restorative (fillings, crowns, bridges), prosthetic (dentures), endodontic (root canal) therapy,periodontal (gum) therapy, and exodontia (extraction of teeth), as well as performing examinations, radiographs (x-rays) and diagnosis. Dentists can also prescribe certain medications such as antibiotics, fluorides, and sedatives but they are not able to prescribe the full range that physicians can.

Dentists need to take additional qualifications or training to carry out more complex treatments such as sedation, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and implants. Whilst the majority of oral diseases are unique and self limiting, some can indicate poor general health,tumours,blood dyscrasias and abnormalities including genetic problems.

Prevention
Dentists also encourage prevention of dental caries through proper hygiene (tooth brushing and flossing), fluoride, and tooth polishing. Dental sealants are plastic materials applied to one or more teeth, for the intended purpose of preventing dental caries (cavities) or other forms of tooth decay. Recognized but less conventional preventive agents include xylitol, which is bacteriostatic,[4] casein derivatives,[5] and proprietary products such as Cavistat BasicMints.[6]

Education and licensing
The first dental school, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, opened in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 1840. Philadelphia Dental College was founded in 1863 and is the second in …

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The Role of Fluorine Within the Pharmaceutical Industry

In general, most people associate the ninth element on the periodic table, fluorine, with dentistry. However, this is only one side of this versatile chemical. In its pure form, it is actually a poisonous gas, unfit for consumption by humans. Many derivatives of the element are harmless or even beneficial to the body. In fact, medicines containing fluorine are extremely common.

It is estimated that nearly 20% of all pharmaceuticals contain some sort of fluorine. This is because the chemical is highly versatile. Slight changes in atomic structure can drastically change the nature of this element. For medicines, the intended result of a change in structure is an organofluorine compound. Those who work to develop pharmaceuticals are constantly working to create new varieties of these substances and place them in drugs.

There are a number of common Fluorine-containing compounds that are frequently used in medical technology. Treatments that contain this element are used in dentistry, anesthesiology, hormone therapy, oncology, and psychology.

Sodium Fluoride

Sodium fluoride is made using the byproducts of the synthesis of chemical fertilizers and other products for agriculture. The manufacturing process of these products gives off hydrofluoric acid which is neutralized and becomes NaF. Most uses of this compound involve cleaning or organic synthesis.

The use of sodium fluoride in medicine is mostly in the realm of dentistry. It is found in many tooth pastes and other anti-tooth decay products. At one time, NaF was added to most drinking water in order to improve oral health in the general population. It has generally been replaced by another fluorine compound, in part, because the practice is very controversial.

Sodium fluoride is ideal for oral health purposes because it creates a byproduct called fluoroapatite. This compound is a part of tooth enamel, and, when coupled with the compound’s ability to clean most solid surfaces, helps to maintain healthy teeth.

Anesthesia

The general anesthesia used to put patients to sleep during surgery is usually made up of highly flammable gases. Fluorine is so popular in the field of medical science because it can be used in a variety of situations. The properties of this element make it easy to synthesize with other chemicals. It is known for its stability and reactivity. Many of its best attributes can be applied to other substances by joining them together.

Fluorocarbons are particularly stable and have a high polarity. This makes them ideal for use with the volatile chemicals used in anesthesia. They significantly reduce the flammability of the gasses used in the operating room, and therefore, make the process safer.

Antidepressants

The products of fluorine are often used to treat clinical depression and are classified as SSRIs. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors change the chemical environment in the brain. Various chemicals released and detected by neurotransmitters send and receive chemical messages that determine mood. Serotonin is one of the chemical messengers that evoke a feeling of wellness. Since depression is likely the result of a problem in the detection of serotonin, various drugs are …

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Medicine Questions and Answers

A long-suffering have a maple syrup urine odor, which of the following will be defect?
A patient has a maple syrup urine odor, which of the following will be defected? A. Metabolism of branched fasten amino acids B. Metabolism of tyrosine C. Metabolism of phenylalanine D. Metabolism of serin E. Metabolism of methionine A. It is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme complex responsible…

A long-suffering have bleeding oesophageal varices cause by cirrhosis of the liver (i.e. portal hypertension)…?
Why does he have systolic hypotension (105/85mmHg)? I know there would be some kind of hypotension due to the hypovolaemia cause by the variceal bleeding, but why is the diastolic pressure still normal? I dont know the answer but maybe i can stear you in…

A long-suffering receive an infusion of 3 litres of a solution containing 234mg of sodium chloride?
(molecular weight = 58.5), 125mg of potassium acetate (molecular weight 98) and 21mg of magnesium acetate (molecular weight 142) How oodles meq of sodium, potassium, magnesium, acetate and chloride does the patient receive? I don’t even understand what this question is asking permit alone…

A lot of medicine vote to store at 68 to 77 degree, but…?
…would it really hurt if the house daily gets up to 95 degrees during the year? not if for short spells – but if the temperature is always higher than the recommended length, then, the potency of the drug may be less faster than if the storage…

A matured follicle releases an ovum contained by response to a surge surrounded by?
A) oxytocin. B) follicle-stimulating hormone. C) luteinizing hormone. D) estrogen. E) progesterone. C) luteinizing hormone. FSH causes the ovum to mature. Estrogen levels rise as the follicle mature, reaching a “spike” just prior to ovulation. High estrogen levels trigger the LH surge, which triggers ovulation. After…

A Medical imagaging Question?
what is a radiological b type ultrasonography scan?? Either X-ray (radiology) or ultrasound, both cannot be together. An ultrasound scan with printing of pictures is b. – It’s a B mode ultrasound scan. It’s a method by which ultrasonography is used to obtain images, contained by contrast to, say, M mode sonography. –

A medical put somebody through the mill! Over-the-Counter?
Can someone help me answer this question please! A client is being treated for depression near phenelzin (Nardil). The indicator that would be useful to monitor the outcome “client will understand the potential side effects of monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants” is that the client a) wears supportive shoes? b) elevate legs…

A medication ask?
HI IM THINKING ABOUT DOING THE ACAI BERRY DIET WITH TOTAL CLEANSE 3000 NOW IM CURRENTLY TAKING THE NUVA RING (BIRTH CONTROL) AND ZOLOFT WITH THE NEW DIET PILLS EFFECT ANY OF MY CURRENT MEDICATION? The Nuva Ring contains a combination of an estrogen and progestin, the progestin used in this product is a farily new type….

A memory device for afferent and efferent?
Anyone know a good way to memorize which one is which!? …

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Medicinal Trees And Plants in India

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Our Earth is blessed with a number of trees, plants and flowers, which carries the power to save us from the unwanted health-problems. Some floras contains dangerous chemicals, while most of them carries a number of healing properties. Enlisted below are some herbal  plants, which helps are lead a healthy life.

Herbal Trees with Medicinal Values

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera or the medicine plant plays magic to treat skin problems. The plant grows to a height of 12 to 16 inches and is cultivated in the temperature of above 40 degree centigrade. There are more than 200 different species of Aloe Vera and each one is greatly used to heal the burn areas, skin diseases, hairl fall problems and indigestion. It is commercially cultivated in Mumbai, Gujarat and South India.

Amla Plant

Indian Gooseberry(Amla) is one of the richest source of Vitamin C. It is a medium size deciduous plant, which attains a height of 8 to 18 meters. Amla is used to make herbal products, which helps get rid of health-related problems like hair fall, hemorrhage, leucorrhoea, skin diseases and discharge of blood from uterus. It is widely cultivated in Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Neem Tree

Also known as Nimba, the tall Neem tree play significant role in the world of Ayurvedic medicine. It helps to treat Chickenpox, fever, skin disease and headache. Wildlife National Parks like Ranthambore National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary and Guindy National Park are famous for plantation of Neem trees.

Tulsi Plant

Basil(Tulsi) is considered as holy by devout Hindus. Normally, the plant grows till a height of about 75 -90 cm and leaves are round-oval in shape. Besides, its religious significance, the plant is of great medicinal value. Juice extracted from the leaves are consumed to get relief from cold, fever, cough, indigestion, cholera and insomnia. Also, people love to take some refreshing sip of herbal tea, made up of Tulsi leaves. It is widely available in the Sasangir National Park and Gir Widlife Sanctuary of India.

Eucalyptus

Popularly called as Nilgiri Taila, Eucalyptus is a tall tree, with height more than 300 feet. Oils taken out of the Eucalptus leaves has great medicinal value. It helps in purifying bloods and lowering of blood sugar level. It cures problems of Asthma, bronchitis, cardiac problems and fungal infections. It is greatly cultivated in the Nilgiri hills, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Mysore and Kerala.

Turmeric Plant

Also called as ‘Haldi’, Tumeric plays a vital role for the production of Ayurvedic medicines and hebal products. People consume small piece of raw turmeric to cure infections of liver, cold, leprosy, inflammation and skin diseases. Paste of haldi is also used in skin to treat pimples and tanning. It is greatly cultivated in the tropical areas, which is 1200 meter MSL. Sanjay Gandhi National Park in India is well-known for cultivation of turmeric plants.…