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Biologically based therapies


Phytotherapy is the study of the use of extracts from natural origin as medicines of health-promoting agents. Even though phytotherapy is usually regarded as "alternative medicine" in the Western countries, it is as well, when critically carried out, a essentail [..]

Medicinal clay

The use of clay in folk medicine goes back to prehistoric times. The indigenous peoples around the world still use it widely, which is related to geophagy. The first recorded use of medicinal clay goes back to ancient [..]
Author: Dyuku

Helminthic therapy

Helminthic therapy is currently considered one of the most promising alternative treatments for Crohn\s disease, Multiple Sclerosis,
Author: Kingdon

Bush medicine

Bush medicine is the term used in Australia by Aboriginal people to describe their traditional medicinal knowledge and practices. The term is often used in conjunction with
Author: Dr Dec

Home remedy

A home remedy is a treatment or cure for a disease or other ailment that employs certain foods or other common household items. Home remedies may or may not have actual


Tangawisi Juice is an original medicinal drink form Democratic Republic of the Congo.Basically a great amount of ginger is crushed and mixed with mango-tree sap to make Tangawisi juice, which [..]
Author: DrilBot

Oil pulling

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Author: MHawkins1985


Herbalism is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and
Author: BullRangifer

International Herb Symposium

The International Herb Symposium http://www.sagemountain.com/uploads/PDFs/8th IHS.pdf Conference Bookletis a biannual conference held at Wheaton College in Norton, MA [..]
Author: Jatkins


Bôtchô is a cream sold in Ivory Coast allegedly to increase breast and bottom size, which has become increasingly popular due to the Bobaraba (big bottom) [..]
Author: Auric


A carminative, also known as carminativum (plural: carminativa), is a medicinal drug with
Author: Yobot

Charcoal biscuit

Charcoal biscuit is a biscuit based on a powdered willow charcoal mixed with ordinary flour, and made into
Author: Cydebot

Dit da jow

Dit Da Jow is a popular liniment sold to heal external damage (such as bruises, sore muscles, etc). There are several different makers of Dit Da Jow, most of which are considered to be "secret formulas" passed down [..]


Phytoncide - native volatile organic substances which is contained in plants scents. The word "phytoncide," which means exterminated by the plant, was named in 1937 by Dr. B.P. Tokin, a Russian scientist. He found that plants give off some substances which prevent them to be eaten by insects and animals, keeping them away. Spicery or onion, oak and pine [..]
Author: GrouchoBot


Common flax (also known as linseed) is a member of the Linaceae family, which includes about 150 plant species widely distributed around the world. Some of them are grown in domestic flower beds, as flax is one of the few truly blue flowers. (Most "blue" flowers are really a shade of purple.) Under the dwindling