Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Why trees important in nature?

The importance of trees in nature is to provide us oxygen and homes for every living creature.

Why is it important to plant a tree?

It is important to plant tree because in order to increase/help carbon dioxide emissions put in the air, so that the tree absorb it the CO2 and turn into a clean air.

Monday, 12 April 2010

The importance of trees.

Trees help us breathe and provide a home for quite a few diverse kinds of animals and insects. They are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and salts out of the earth and lift them up to the leaves, sometimes over 400 ft above. By means of photosynthesis the leaves combine the water and salts with carbon dioxide from the air to produce the nutrients which feed the tree. In this process, as well as wood, trees create many chemicals, seeds and fruit of great utility to man. Also, trees provide refreshing shade.

Apart from the above, trees are effectively the lungs of the environment. They take much of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen via photosynthesis. Therefore, the greenhouse gas load is reduced and effects of global warming are also brought down. Further dead trees that get buried in soil eventually provide fossil fuels like coal, gasoline products, etc. Among all, trees have an indisputable role in bringing rain to earth. Moreover, they provide a cover over the top surface of earth preventing excessive heating up by solar rays.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

According to Dr. Miles special formula is a unique blend of the following special herbs. This formulation helps promote better and a healthier circulation system.

Cayenne - Stimulates the blood and the heart, increasing and strengthening the pulse as-well-as regulating the cholesterol and lipid levels.

Kelp - Increases contractile force in the atria. Kelp is a general nutritive tonic to the blood, supplying essential vitamins and mineral salts. It is also an important adjunct to any cleansing program since it can bind radio active Strontium, Barium, Cadmium and Zinc, some of our most dangerous pollutants, in the gastrointestinal tract, thus preventing their absorption into the body.

Gentian Root - Is invaluable to the body's circulation and overall health by strengthening its ability to digest and assimilate food. The effect of Gentian on the vascular system is to help insure that the abdominal organs receive a rich supply of blood. It has also been found that Gentian Root increases the sensitivity of many glands and organs to the effect of adrenaline, the endogenous hormone that is secreted when the body needs quick energy, and also, helps prevent the onset of Brittle Diabetes.

Ginger Root - Will stimulate circulation in the G.I. tract and other parts of the body, and will help the body digest and the blood assimilate the Cayenne. It is stimulating to the circulation and will help to warm cold hands and feet. Others uses include relief of headaches, aches and pains, and as a cleansing agent through the kidneys and bowels.

Blue Vervain - Is valued by many herbalists as an agent that will help to improve poor circulation problems and its anti-inflammatory principles make it a valuable ingredient in a blend designed to improve the circulation of blood going to infected, feverish areas.

Prickly Ash Bark - Is an excellent circulatory stimulant; although it is slower working than Cayenne, its effects are longer lasting. The berries contain the volatile oil and are more active in stimulating circulation. It is also a blood purifier, useful for skin diseases and accumulations in the joints.

Butcher's Broom - Builds up structure of the veins; for hemorrhoids and varicose veins; improves circulation and specifically for circulation and the urinary tract. Increases circulation to help prevent post-operative thrombosis, phlebitis, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. Strengthens the blood vessels and helps to keep the veins clean and healthy. Helps to prevent blood clotting via its diuretic effect.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

How to use herbal medicines safely

To ensure that you are using botanical medicines safely and effectively, observe the following precautions:

• Don’t use herbal preparations to self-treat serious medical conditions or persistent symptoms.
• Don’t give children herbal remedies without medical supervision. * Don’t take herbal medicines if you are pregnant or a nursing mother.
• Tell your doctor about any herbal remedies you are taking, because herbs can interact with conventional drugs.
• Never take more than the recommended dosage of an herbal preparation. Stop taking the herbal immediately if you notice an adverse reaction, and report any negative reactions. Purchase herbal preparations from reliable, trustworthy sources.
• When taking laboratory or drug tests, advise the person administering the test of any herbal preparations you are taking. These herbs can trigger false findings in tests for drug abuse and can invalidate routine lab tests.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

What is herbal medicine?

In herbal medicine, the word herb applies to any plant or plant part used for its medicinal, flavoring, or fragrant properties. Leaves, flowers, stems, roots, seeds, fruit, and bark can all be constituents of herbal medicines

Herbal medicine is a type of alternative medicine, which makes use of plant parts or plant extracts for therapeutic purposes. Traditional herbal medicine has been popular in Philippines since long time. Herbal medicine had been used as an effective tool for treating ailments before the introduction of modern medicines. Till today, herbs and herbal medicines are used to promote the overall health as well as for treatment of various diseases.

Herbal Medicine in the Philippines

During the 20th century

By the beginning of the 20th century chemists had become more adept at isolating the active ingredients in plants, and the use of raw, whole-plant materials began to seem crude and unscientific.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Agoho (Casuarina equisetlifolia L. Cauanrinaceae)

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Agoho is large tree reaches 20 meters high, with a 65-cm diameter, the crown is norrow pyramid its appearance. The outer stem of agoho is color brown to dark brown and the stems of this tree are rough. The inner part of the stem is light and the taste is bitter. The leaves are actually reduced to small sheaths on the needle-like branchlets.

Medicinal value and used:
• The bark of agoho is used to boil in water, the herbs of agoho used to stimulate blood flow of the pelvic area and uterus. It is helpful for hemoptysis (expectoration of blood from some part of the respiratory tract) and also ad excellent astringent.
• The outcome flavor of the stem tonic.
• The stem of the agoho tree used of arrest diarrhea and dysentery
• The powder of the stems is prescribed for pimples on the face.
• The lotion of the agoho is used for beriden.
• The boiled stems of the tree is used as lotion for swellings.
• The leaves of the agoho tree is used for colic (spasm. Or twisting or abdominal pain)