Modern Herbal Medicine in Indonesia

Image It is natural and organic as is made from plant-derived substances, without including any animal substances. The plants used for herbal medicine, such as plant leaves, roots, seeds, bark, and even flowers, have been extensively studied to meet safety and quality standards. Archaeological evidence indicates that the utilisation of medicinal plants dates back to the Paleolithic age, or roughly 60,000 years ago. In addition, some ancient cultures detailed about plants and their clinical uses in books called herbals. Today, the World Health Organisation (... Read More

Could COVID-19 bring a shift in the alternative medicine industry?

Image Amidst this global pandemic, the fundamental priority of individuals and societies should be to stay safe and healthy. Not only has this led to a spike in demand for cleaning products such as sanitisers and disinfectants, which protect against contracting COVID-19 from external sources, but also a rise in demand for immunity boosting supplements and medicine, which serve to strengthen the immune system from within. An industry that has benefitted from this surge in demand is that of alternative medicine, contributed particularly by the growth of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurve... Read More

Special considerations for herbal medicine

Image Herbal medicines can be mistakenly thought to be completely safe because they are natural products. This is not correct.  Herbal medicines may produce negative effects such as allergic reactions, rashes, asthma, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea that can range from mild to severe. Like other prescription medications, herbal medicine should always be prescribed by a qualified and registered practitioner.   Always tell your herbal therapist: which over-the-counter, herbal supplements, vitamins and prescription medications... Read More

Active ingredients and herbal medicine

Image Herbal medicines contain active ingredients. The active ingredients of many herbal preparations are as yet unknown. Some pharmaceutical medications are based on a single active ingredient derived from a plant source. Practitioners of herbal medicine believe that an active ingredient can lose its impact or become less safe if used in isolation from the rest of the plant.  For instance, salicylic acid is found in the plant meadowsweet and is used to make aspirin. Aspirin can cause the lining of the stomach to bleed, but meadowsweet naturally contains other compounds that preven... Read More

Treating Coronavirus using Alternative Medicine

Image Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, and bats. A new strain of coronavirus has been identified as the cause of the outbreak of respiratory illness in people first detected in Wuhan, China. On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization named the disease COVID-19. Rarely, animal coronaviruses jump species and infect people, and then possibly spread between people, such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2). The media has reported that some people are seeking “... Read More

Treatment of Corona virus using Herbal medicine

Image 2019-nCoV or 2019 Novel Corona Virus is a kind of virus that lowers the functioning of the human respiratory system. This 2019-nCoV is quite different from rest of the viruses like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The virus is brought up from animals and started spreading to humans one after another. Corona Virus includes a bulk of viruses that are noticed in various kinds of animals like cats, camels, bats, cattle etc. It is better to treat any disease in the starting stage itself. If you notice any below daunting symptoms you ... Read More

Herbal Medicine: Open Access

Image Herbal Medicine: Open Access is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that reflects articles on all types of herbs and plant extracts. The journal welcomes submissions from all related fields of herbal medicine including advances in alternative medicine. Articles will be also considered from related analysis from Botany, Medicinal Plant Research, Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Phytotherapy, botanical medicines, Ayurveda and Natural chemistry, Agriculture Science, Unani Medicine, Biotechnology and Biochemistry. Submission of important articles containing advanced research output aid... Read More

Overview of manuscript work flow

Image Herbal Medicine: Open Access Journal is a medical journal aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, Mini reviews, letter to editor, commentaries, etc. Editorial or manuscript flow determines the overall process which each manuscript undergoes during the peer review process. The entire process of editorial workflow is maintained through online or electronic system. Editor is... Read More

Five Herbs to boost your Immunity this winter

Image The cold winter months not only bring in coughs, colds and flu, we find it harder to stay warm and our circulation tends to be less effective at throwing out toxins.  Not least, we feel less energized and able to find that extra bit of energy.  Here are 5 key herbs to help with all those winter aspects. Cinnamon Stick A fragrant winter favourite, this herb is able to bring circulation as far as cold fingers and toes.  It is also a potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial, making it a vital herb for the worst of the flu season.  Not only d... Read More

Starting Herbs from Seed: Direct Seeding Versus Planting in Trays

Image Planting seeds directly in the garden has some obvious advantages, notably the absence of resources and energy necessary in seed tray culture. It is the easiest choice, and for those plants who do not tolerate transplanting, it is the only choice. The downside to direct seeding is the higher attrition rates with tender seedlings left to fend for themselves in the face of frost, plant-on-plant competition, herbivory, drought, and disease. However, the plants who do survive and reproduce will have offspring selected for their parents’ tenacity and vitality.  Some herbs th... Read More