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Herbal/Medical Terminologies / Terminology
« Last post by Administrator on June 03, 2017, 11:21:36 AM »
Most lay people are at first intimidated by medical terminology. To some it seems as if doctors are trying to keep their patients in a state of confusion. However, this is not the case. Professionals in many fields, including health care, have over the years found it difficult to find terms from our everyday language that adequately and precisely described what they dealt with.

There are two basic vocabularies that we will be concerned with in this lesson. The first is terminology having to do with health and health care. The second is terminology having to do with botanical names.

Neuro- means having to do with the nerves. It should come as no surprise that musculo- means having to do with the muscles and skeletal means having to do with the bones. Neuromusculoskeletal therefore means having to do with the nerves, muscles and bones.

peridontitis - inflammation of the area around the tooth (e.g. the gum)
appendicitis - inflammation of the appendix
conjunctivitis - inflammation of the conjunctiva (the inner membrane of the eyelids)
dermatitis- inflammation of the skin
rhinitis- inflammation of the nose
cystitis- inflammation of the bladder
colitis - inflammation of the colon
antalgesic - an agent that is "against pain," or a pain-relieving agent
anthelmintic-a substance that is against worms
antihistamine - a substance that opposes the action of histamine, a chemical secreted by the body to initiate an inflammatory reaction
anticoagulant - a substance that opposes coagulation or clotting of the blood
emmenagogue- an agent that promotes menstrual flow
tonsillectomy - surgical removal of the tonsils
tonsilitis - inflammation of the tonsils
arthritis - inflammation of a joint
dysmenorrhea-difficult or painful menstruation
dyspnea-difficulty breathing
synapse - where two nerve cells connect or "come together"
Herbal Names / ASTHMA WEED
« Last post by Administrator on June 03, 2017, 10:01:06 AM »

Euphorbia hirta   egele/emi ile      odane inenemile   nonan kurchiya
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Cassia alata      Asurun oyinbo      Okpo

Herbal Signatures / Philosophy of doctrine of nature
« Last post by Administrator on May 27, 2017, 11:36:49 AM »
The doctrine of nature is the belief that every plant or food shares characteristics with whatever organ or body part it's helpful in treating.

The characteristic might be a unique shape, colour, taste or even its growing location.

For instance plants that have yellow flowers are believed to treat jaundice.

Examples of Signatures

There are several types of plant and food signatures: colour, shape, taste, texture and growing location.

Here are some examples:

Carrots: When sliced, carrots resemble a human eye. According to a National Institutes of Health (PubMed) abstract, carrots are a good source of carotenoids which support eye health.

Tomatoes: A tomato has four distinct areas resembling the four chambers of the human heart. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a substance that research shows may help reduce the risk of heart disease, although more study is needed.

Walnuts: The meat of a walnut closely resembles the human brain. Walnuts are a good source of vitamin E. A study cited by concludes that vitamin E may help protect against Alzheimer's and other cognitive brain disorders.
Introduction to herbal medicine and natural health / What is an herb?
« Last post by Administrator on May 27, 2017, 10:59:17 AM »
An herb is a plant or any part of plant that is valued for its medicinal, savory, aromatic or occult qualities.

This means that an herb can be a single-celled algae, the bark of a tree, the leaf, root, fruit, seed, flower, or any other part of any plant, as long as it is used for its medicinal, savory, aromatic or occult qualities.

"Medicinal" means for health purposes, including the treatment and prevention of disease. "Savory" means herbs that are used to season food, such as garlic and basil. "Aromatic" refers to herbs, plant parts, or flowers that are used for their odour or aroma, as in perfumes, fragrances, incense. "Occult" means herbs that are used for metaphysical power.

As we'll discover in this course, one herb can have all or some of these properties.
You are warmly welcome to this free herbal course.

We are going into an exiting world of herbs, hence you need to be observant of herbs within your environment.
Purpose of the course / Why take a course on herbalism?
« Last post by Administrator on May 27, 2017, 10:06:22 AM »
The purpose of this course is to give you the tools that you will need to make better decisions with regard to your health and the health of those you care for.

It is important for people to take responsibility for their health and not just rely on modern medicine to "patch them up" with drugs and surgery. In order to take responsibility, a certain amount of knowledge is required.
General Library / Handbook Of Nigeian Herbs
« Last post by Administrator on May 25, 2017, 06:54:54 PM »
Handbook of Nigerian Herbs
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