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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Herbal Medicines Today

Written by:
Charles W. Fetrow, Pharm.D. , Juan R. Avila, Pharm.D.

Most people are familiar with herbs as foods — for example, basil and oregano in sauces, parsley as a garnish. However, for thousands of years many cultures around the world have used herbs and plants not just to eat but to treat illness. Archaeological evidence shows that even prehistoric man used plants to heal. Today, the World Health Orgamization estimates that 80ő of the world's population uses some form of herbal medicine.

Many of the drugs now prescribed come from plants that ancient cultures used medicinally. (The word drug comes from the Old Dutch word drogge, meaning "to dry," because pharmacists, doctors, and ancient healers often dried plants to use as medicines.) About one-fourth of all conventional pharmaceuticals — including roughly 120 of the most commonly prescribed modem drugs — contain at least one active ingredient derived from plants. The rest are chemically synthesized.

2 comments:

artofreed said...

Indonesian people trust jamu-jamu or herbal medicine. What about bandrek, Secang, Sayur Lodeh, etc ??

hadi.prayitno said...

Most people are familiar with herbs as foods only such as bandrek, Secang, Sayur Lodeh. However, many cultures around the world,eventually in Indonesia, have used herbs and plants not just to eat but to treat illness.
thanks for ur comment