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What are Herbal and Traditional medical products?

August 5, 2019 0 By Gloria5123

What are Herbal and Traditional medical products?

Herbal medicinal products are medicinal products where the active ingredient consists exclusively of herbal substances or herbal preparations.
Natural remedies are medicinal products where the active ingredient is of natural origin and consists of an animal part, a bacterial culture, a mineral or a salt.
However, in many developing societies, the traditional medicine of which herbal medicine is a core part is the only system of health care available or affordable.
Glorias Cottage Craft is fully stocked with herbal teas, creams, oils and tinctures and the staff can explain applications and complementary treatment.
We do a regular weekly flea market at Halls Market, near Matifin on the Samora Machel Drive out of Nelspruit.

What are Herbal and Traditional medical products?

Lavender

Lavender is an herb. The flower and the oil of lavender are used to make medicine.
Lavender is commonly used for anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, depression, headache and pain.
In foods and beverages, lavender is used as a flavor component.
n manufacturing, lavender is used in pharmaceutical products and as a fragrance ingredient in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, potpourri, and decorations.
Lavender (scientific name Lavandula angustifolia) is commonly contaminated with related species, including Lavandula hybrida, which is a cross between Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia, from which lavandin oil is obtained.
How does it work?

Lavender contains an oil that seems to have sedating effects and might relax certain muscles. It also seems to have antibacterial and antifungal effects.

Uses in detail

Hair loss (alopecia areata). There is some evidence that applying lavender oil in combination with oils from thyme, rosemary, and cedarwood might improve hair growth by as much as 44% after 7 months of treatment. nxiety. Some research shows that taking 80-160 mg of a lavender oil product (Silexan, Dr Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG) by mouth for 6-10 weeks improves anxiety and sleep and prevents anxiety recurrence in people with mild to severe anxiety. Taking 500 mg of powdered dried lavender flowers twice daily for 10 days also seems to improve anxiety in older women. It is unclear if using lavender oil as aromatherapy improves anxiety, as results from research are conflicting. Canker sores.

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