FG pledges to promote herbal medicine
The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to promote practice of herbal medicine according to international best practices and standards, in order to cure ailments within such purvey.
FG pledges to lift herbal medicine
The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to promote herbal medicine according to international best practices and standards, in order to cure different ailments that defy conventional medicine.
Poor funding, weak regulation cripple efforts to develop traditional medicine
Today, August 31, is the African Traditional Medicine Day (ATMD). The commemoration of the ATMD coincides with the date, August 31, 2000, on which the ministers of health adopted the relevant resolution...
Understanding use of turmeric in herbal medicine
The health benefits of turmeric are dependent on the composition of turmeric, which include the photochemical, chemical, vitamin compositions and the essential oils present in turmeric. Diarylheptanoids is a group of phytochemicals found in turmeric. They are a number of curcuminoids and the most active of them all is curcumin. Others in this class are…
Herbal medicine and diabetes mellitus - Part 5
In last week Thursday’s edition of the Guardian Newspaper, I considered water and diet in the management of diabetes mellitus.
Herbal medicine and diabetes mellitus - Part 3
Syndrome X, a precursor of diabetes mellitus Syndrome X is a collection of problems caused by the presence of consistently high levels of insulin in the blood steam. This condition is also known as insulin resistance. The following are features of the adverse effects of elevated insulin level in the body: hypertension, low HDL (good)…
Nigeria ready to tap into $100bn herbal medicine market, say minister, Iwu
The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said Nigeria is ready to tap into about S100 billion worth of opportunities in the global medicinal plant market. Onu stated this when he received members of the National steering committee on the National summit on Plant Resources for Sustainable National Development at the ministry in…
Classification of economic important herbs
As I mentioned in an earlier article on this subject, a lot of interest has been generated and people in different works of life have joined the bandwagon becoming practitioners of herbal medicine.
History and benefits of herbal medicine
Herbal medicine is an important and significant part of alternative medicine. It is a part and parcel of alternative treatment methods. Herbal medicine involves the use of different parts of the plant. Parts of the plant that have medicinal properties. These parts include the leaves, stem, fruits, seeds, flower and roots. These medicinal properties of…