17.01.2015

Chinese herbal medicine leeds 2014

A study at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine published in a 1994 article, "Pharmacological studies of nin jion pei pa koa", indicated that Pei Pa Koa had significant effect on relieving coughs, removing sputum, relieving asthma in vivo and in vitro. Legal Disclaimer These statements have not been evaluated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and different information than what is shown on our website. Contact us with a description of the clipart you are searching for and we'll help you find it. Other Common Names: Winter cherry, clustered winter-cherry, Indian ginseng, withania (Danish), Indischer Ginseng (German), oroval (Spanish). Description: Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub-like plant that belongs to the Solanaceae, or the nightshades family.
Active Ingredient and Substances: Ashwagandha contains steroidal compounds such as lactones, withanolides (withaferin A, sitoindoside IX, X) and acyl steryl glycosides. In today’s herbal medicine the herbs is categorized as an adaptogen and it used to treat fatigue, nervous exhaustion and to enhance memory. Extensive research on the health properties of the herb has been done in India over the years. Studies from 1965 have showed that the alkaloids present in the plant can lower blood pressure and reduces heart rate. Other studies have shown that the withanolides, compounds not unlike the steroid hormones found in the human body, have anti-inflammatory effect and may limit the growth of cancer cells. This special ability to protect healthy cells while at the same time making tumor cells more susceptible to treatment, could make ashwagandha valuable tool in the fight against cancer. Animal studies have shown that ashwagandha can limit the cell damage by free radicals due to its antioxidant effect.
Ashwagandha is used in Ayurvedic medicine for its restorative properties and it is used as a remedy for inflammation, psoriasis, bronchitis, asthma, ulcers, hypertension and intestinal worms. In Europe, USA and Canada the herb is mainly used for its energy and endurance boosting effects and its has become popular as a health supplement in many sports related activities such as bodybuilding.
It is also used to speed up recovery in the elderly and chronically ill and the high iron content of the herb makes it a useful remedy for anemia. External Uses of the Leaves: Although it is mostly the root that has been used as medicine the leaves have been used externally as a poultice on swellings, injuries, burns, insect bites and stings and snake bites.


The following dosages have often been recommended in the the herbal literature but the manufacturer’s instructions should always be follow when using commercially made products.
Ashwagandha does not come with many side effect and it is not regarded as particularly toxic, but if it (especially berries) is consumed in large quantities, it may cause stomach problems.
About Latest Posts Follow MeThordur SturlusonA biologist, zoologist, scuba-diver, blogger and aspiring herbalist with interest in nature conservation, animal protection, herbal medicine and medicinal plants. Cara Wilcox, a friend of Joan Court, Life Member of QCA, has been volunteering for three months at the Animals Asia bear rescue centre in Sichuan Province, China, returning at the end of September.
When the bears arrive at the sanctuary, they undergo extensive veterinary treatment to address the numerous health consequences from their time on the bile farms. Whilst at Animals Asia, I have been involved with helping the bear team staff to enrich the bear enclosures, which is done every morning. I have also been involved in behavioural research on the bears; taking observations and analysing the results.
Other activities include making up medical shakes for the bears in the mornings, walking local dogs, and updating behavioural records for the bears. Over 150 dedicated primarily local staff work at the centre in various departments, including education, PR, security, maintenance and there are vets, bear workers, managers and more! They are 15 years old this year, but Jill Robinson, the founder, had already been working to free bears for 5 years.
Good news is that 260 drugstores of 11 chains in China have now joined the Animals Asia campaign to stop sales of bear bile. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. PRISMA (preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses) flow-chart of study selection.
Today, the plant is cultivated for medicinal purposes in many countries with suitable climate, particularly in Australia, East Asia and Africa. The plant has been used for more than 2500 years to restore overall health and increase longevity.
The herb also has a reputation as an aphrodisiac both for men and women, and is believed to protect against infertility in men. It has also been theorized that extracts made from ashwagandha can enhance cancer cell sensitivity to radiotherapy.


But additional studies are needed in order to determine whether these beneficial properties can be exploited in any practical way as a cancer treatment in the future. The plant may therefore prove useful as a treatment for chronic inflammatory diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
In Ayurvedic medicine the herb is often used in a decoction with milk, raw sugar, honey or rice. However, it should not be used by people who are taking prescription medication for anxiety or insomnia (barbituates).
In Asia, bear bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine, despite the availability of many herbal or synthetic alternatives.
After behavioural assessment they are slowly integrated into naturalistic environments with groups of other bears, where they are given different food and enrichment every day, specifically selected in order to meet their complex behavioural and veterinary needs.
Whilst the bears are in their dens, staff go into the enclosures and hide food; in logs, on climbing frames, in toys with holes in, even in their pools! One study looked into methods of reducing aggression between certain individuals; another was listening to vocalisations in relation to their behaviour to find out why it may be emitted. If you continue without changing your internet option settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Quaker Concern for Animals website.
Both the leaves (dried and powdered) and the berries can also be used as medicine but it is not common.
Trial studies from the 1980s showed that the plant did increase hemoglobin levels and that it may help patients to recover faster after prolonged illness. Management also considers  maintaining optimum weights and activity throughout the year. Bears who prefer to live alone are accommodated in dens and enclosures by themselves. The enrichment and food they are given varies every day and the amount depends on the season, to match the natural seasonal cycles of the bears.
Bile is extracted using various painful, invasive techniques, all of which cause massive infection in the bears. The only allowed method involves a surgically created fistula through which the bile is frequently extracted.



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