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: My experience so far
Genesis 1: 29… And GOD said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat (food).
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)…
Herbal medicine and diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus like most degenerative and metabolic diseases that are commonly seen in the elderly, have been on the increase especially in less developed nations of the world.
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…
REPAMP urges Africans to embrace herbal medicine, introduces new product
Research Promoters on African Medicinal Herbs and Plant (REPAMP) has urged the continent to embrace herbal medicine as it introduces a new product. One of the company’s representatives in Nigeria, Herbal Dr Collins Paul, said in an interview with The Guardian that the company, which was established by some Nigerians and Cameroonians, tackles health issues,…
NAFDAC to promote herbal medicine, local manufacturers
The Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye has said the agency...
‘Herbal medicine curriculum will help integrate practice into healthcare system’
Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that the implementation of proposed herbal medicine curriculum in medical schools will facilitate plans to integrate traditional medicine (TM) and its practitioners (TMP) into the conventional healthcare system.