Transcript: Medicinal Plants is Aloe Vera Thank you for your attention Aloe vera is used in traditional medicine as a multipurpose skin treatment. In Ayurvedic medicine it is called kathalai, as are extracts from agave. Early records of Aloe vera use appear in the Ebers Papyrus from the 16th century BC,18 and in Dioscorides' De Materia Medica and Pliny the Elder's Natural History - both written in the mid-first century AD. It is also written of in the Juliana Anicia Codex of 512 AD. The plant is used widely in the traditional herbal medicine of many countries. Medicinal Plants Luis Guerra 6to And here we can see images on Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is used medicinally for : Aloe Vera is a Medicinal Plant : is a succulent plant species of the genus Aloe. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe also is used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant. The cosmetic and medicinal value of the plant is debated. It is found in many consumer products.
Transcript: Location: It is found in the Northern Cape, South Africa and southern Angola Historic Uses: None Modern Day Uses: Is used to cure many things, such as liver problems and heart burn. Also works well against Osteoarthritis (joint desease). How to prepare/use it: No Info, but Not Recomended For Children! Location: The coca plant is found in South American countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Equador, Peru and Colombia. Historic Uses: It's leaves have been chewed by South American Indians for thounsands of yearsto make them happy, like cocaine. Modern Day Use: Nowadays, people use them to prevent altitude sickness (from being to to high up). How to prepare/use it: For altitude sickness, you chew on the leaves. For cocaine, you grind the leaves to a powder and inhale it through your nose. Don't try this at home!!! Enviromental Conditions: Garlic is mostly grown in loose, dry soil and sunny locations. Most of the worlds garlic is Made in China, and China makes 20 million tonnes a year. Historic Uses: People have used garlic in China since 2000B.C. Modern Day Uses: Garlic is often put in food. Medically, it strengthens your immune system, and is very good for your health. How to prepare/use it: You can prepare garlic in many different ways, such as chopping it, mincing it, and slicing it. By: James and Luc 6B Harpagophytum procumbens, Devil's Claw Aloe Vera, Aloe Allium sativum, Garlic Location: Blackberries are found in the woods, native to eastern North America. Historic Uses: It's leaves and roots are used to cure diarrhea and dysentery. Also superb for treating wounds in mouth. Modern day uses: Blackberry tea, used to treat wounds in mouth. Used to Make: Blackberry Tea, Blackberry Wine. Location: Aloe Vera is found in countries, such as Madagascar (and other places in Africa), Jordan, and Islands in the Indian Ocean. Historic Uses: Its was used by the Ancient Romans/Greeks to treat cuts. Mordern Day Use: Aloe Vera is used as a salve for your skin, as well as a treatment for sunburn and digestive discomfort. How to prepare/use it: You break down the leaves and remove a yellow, gelatine like substance, which you rub on a wound. Thanks for Listening!!! Asarum Canadese, Ginger Medicinal Plants The Coca Plant Rubus Fructicosus, Blackberries Osteoarthritis Location: Ginger is grown as a crop in Asia, but mostly in India and China. Historic Uses: It is used for ginger soup, morning and sea sickness also used in many chinese food dishes. Modern day uses: Ginger treats nausea and arthritis, is also used for tea and many soups. Preparation: It can be dried into powder, crushed, boiled, pickled and even candied. Fun fact: It's used to make ginger ale and candy.
Transcript: Echinacea Pterophyta used for bronchitis, whooping cough, and menstrual cramps Treats hair loss Darkens hair Chamomile Angiosperm Petals and leaves used in herbal teas Taken as an anti-inflammatory or antioxidant Also used in treating ulcers, eczema, bruises, burns, canker sores, and hemorrhoids Medicinal Plants Angiosperm Several extracts found and used for medical purposes Extracts come from roots Common cold, anxiety, yeast infections Leaves used in tea Used to treat Dementia and Alzheimer's Thought if as a "brain herb" Extract has been found to improve blood flow Chinese herbal medicine Leaves used for tea Maidenhair Fern Angiosperm treating glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and chemotherapy-induced nausea Leaves and extracts used to create different synthetic forms of THC Legal in 20 states and Washington DC All for medical purposes, 2 for medical and recreational use Ginkgo Biloba Cannabis
Transcript: How Do They Do It? Medicinal Plants Do Monarchs Rely on Human Activity for Survival? Incredible Research Findings Are There any Question So Far? The evolutionary biologist Jaap de Roode asserts that: "We have shown that some species of milkweed, the larva's food plants, can reduce parasite infection in the monarchs," What Are Medicinal Plants??? Other Uses For Medicinal Plants Are There Any Questions? Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta have observed and documented the ways in which the Monarch Butterfly use medicinal plants to treat disease in their offspring. Treat diseases in the human body Antibacterial Antidote Treats Asthma What is a Monarch Butterfly? Current Threat To The Monarch Butterfly Many researchers have looked into the ways in which various animal species respond to the threat of disease. Current research seems to support the idea that animals take an active role in treating disease both in themselves and their offspring. What Did They Find? Monarch butterflies are easy to distinguish from other butterflies due to the unique orange, black and white designs on their wings. The monarch butterfly is arguably the most well known species of butterfly in North America. They are renowned for their incredible beauty and their unique ability to ward off predators. Their scientific name is Danaus plexippus. It is a milkweed butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. The Nymphalidae is the largest family of butterflies with about 6,000 species found all throughout the world. With this incredible defense mechanism, how can they possibly be threatened? Thank You for Listening The Monarch Response!!! Monarchs are poisonous due to the fact that when they are caterpillars they feed on milkweed plants which contain “high levels of phytochemicals called cardenolides” These chemicals do not hurt caterpillars, but they do make them toxic even after they become butterflies, if they are consumed by other creatures. According to de Roode, when a female butterfly is infected, they will seek out and lay their eggs on a specific type of milkweed that will help ward off sickness in their offspring. This seems to suggest that monarchs have evolved by adopting practices to treat/ medicate their offspring. The observation of this phenomenon indicates that similar to humans, animal species also use medicinal plants as a form of medical treatment. Scientific Discovery Can Animals Fight Off Diseases? Parasites frequently invade the guts of caterpillars and remain with them even after they have transformed into monarch butterflies. As a result, infected female monarchs pass on these parasites to their offspring, which can cause a deadly parasitic infection. Medicinal Plants are plants that provide humans and even animals with medicine.
Transcript: By: Grace Henn it is cultivated and grown as a shade tree originally comes from China and is non-native to America it adapts well to different types of soil has been growning on earth for millions of years also known as "tree of life" its name "Ginkgo Biloba" and its strength is due to the chemical substances it contains the Ginkgo is proven useful in treating short term memory and early stages of Alsheimer's disease it is used in cases of hearing, cancer, diabetes, tumors, and it reduces blood clots originated from North Africa spread to fertile lands with mild climate also called "the elixir of youth" by old Egyptians derived from the Arabic word "Alloeh" meaning shining substance while "vera" in Latin means "true" widely used in the cosmetic industry treats wounds and skin infections Aloe Vera lotions and gels are used against the powerful sunlight and as a remedy against sunburns oldest species "mustard" derives from the Latin word "mustum" which means "must" appears under three different forms: white mustard, black mustard, and brown mustard mustard baths are recommended for treating headaches, colds, and coughs excellent source of proteins, and calcium Mint Plant grows spontaneously in hay fields grown from early times in ancient Egypt in the Roman Empire has a strong rhizome also known as "sparrow grass" contains vitamin B, copper, zinc, iron and many other rare nutrients controls some stomach affections, cleans the liver, lungs, and intestines of their wastes and toxins protects action on the arteries Mustard Plant Medicinal Plants Asparagus Aloe Vera Plant Ginkgo Biloba cultivated in any area with temperature-continental climate tolerates sandy soil, but needs to be planted in a sunny place needs lots of water helps liver and calms indigestion recommended in cases of asthma, bronchitis and the flu because of its antispasmodic and sedative properties can be used to make tea, mouth rinse or mint oil
Transcript: Spinach Cardiac problems, headaches, insomnia, melancholia, dizziness or bronchial asthma can all be remedied with Lavender. Medicinal Plants and Our Daily Lives Lavender
Transcript: Herbs and Cancer Debate - legalization battle over marijuana is the subject of marijuana as a form of medicine. - The medical marijuana debate has been made a great battle between states' rights and the powers of federal government because of the contradictory decisions of the state legislatures and the U.S. Supreme Court. What Is Medicinal Plant? -Medicinal plant is a type of plant that has chemical substances which can heal the diseases. -Medicinal plant is also called a herb. -Medicinal plant can be categorized into trees, shrubs, woody perennials, annuals and biennials, and climbers. -There are over 20,000 species of medicinal plants that have been used around the world. -The discoveries of new drugs from plants are still going on nowadays such as drugs against cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, malaria, and pain. - Many of the chemotherapies used to fight cancer in modern medicine were developed from natural substances. - About three-quarters of the pharmaceutical compounds used today came from plants used in traditional medicine. - 76 species of Chinese plants were analyzed, 18 of which were found to significantly suppress the growth of cancer cells. - Taxanes used to treat prostate and breast cancer came from yew trees - Vinca alkaloids, which are used to treat malignant lymphomas, are made from periwinkle plants. - The anti-cancer drugs, topotecan and irinotecan, come from a component of the Camptotheca acuminata (Chinese Happy Tree). - Some of them have two sides effect. Medicinal Plants Medicinal uses: -coughs -asthma -arteriosclerosis -bronchitis -nausea -upset stomach - capture, kill, and digest animal organisms - live in areas where there is no food and have low quality of soil - they must supplement their diets with nutrients gained from digesting insects - they can attract bugs, spiders, beetles and other small creepy-crawly things Carnivorous plants are used in a variety of folk preparations and medicines. Medicinal uses: -Digestive disorders -Constipation -Urinary tract diseases -Preventing scar formation -Small pox Venus Flytrap - perennial plant that traps and eats insects - They are pressed to remove the liquid extract, which is used as an herbal remedy, - They have immune stimulant and anticancer properties. . By Praew Keeki Mook Modtanoy Advantages of medicinal plants -less side effects than pharmaceutical drugs -can be consumed without prescription -lower cost -more effective with long standing health problems that cannot be cured well by traditional medicines such as Arthritis. Common Names: Ephedra, Chinese Ephedra, ma huang Latin Name: Ephedra sinica Ephedra has been used for more than 5,000 years, especially in China and India, to treat conditions such as cold, fever, flu, headaches, asthma, wheezing, and nasal congestion. However, it is recently becoming very controversial throughout the world. Disadvantages of medicinal plants -risk of poisoning associated with wild herbs -can interact with prescribed medicine and produce dangerous side effects -risk of overdose -cannot really cure the serious illness such as broken arm or heart attack as well as conventional medicine -can cause allergies in some cases -take longer time than conventional medicine to cure diseases References Marijuana Pros - marijuana may specifically kill or stop the growth of many types of cancers. - There is an evidence that marijuana can reduce the growth of deadly brain tumors known as gliomas. - Patients receiving cannabinoids [smoked marijuana and marijuana pills] had improved immune function compared with those receiving placebo. Cons - lack of consistence and repeatable scientific data that are available to prove marijuana's medical benefits. - Smoked marijuana damages the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system. - Impairment of thinking, problem-solving skills and memory - Reduce balance and coordination - Increase risk of heart attack - Raise the risk of chronic cough and respiratory infections - Potential for hallucinations and withdrawal symptoms Ephedra Controversy Sun dews - It can trap and digest insects to obtain extra nutrients, such as nitrogen. - It have also been used in herbal medicine for a long time. Thank you Pitcher plant - It obtaining nutrients such as carbon and nitrogen. - It possess a highly developed set of compounds and secondary metabolites to aid in their survival. -These compounds could serve as a new class of anti-fungal drugs for use in human medicine. Why is that? - The plant naturally contains two alkaloids known as ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, as well as smaller amounts of related alkaloids. - The principal active ingredient, ephedrine, is a compound that can powerfully stimulate the nervous system and heart. - Recently, ephedra has been used as an ingredient in dietary supplements for weight loss, increased energy, and enhanced athletic performance. - Several cases of death caused by ephedra toxicity were reported. - In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the
Transcript: Plants form the main ingredients of medicines in traditional systems of healing and have been the source of inspiration for several major pharmaceutical drugs. Some people are allergic to lilacs, so they use other plants to either to smell good or to make them calm down. Lilacs Lilacs have been used calm a person down, and to make things smell really good. Medicinal Plants Medicinal Plants
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