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He said that Sindh Provincial Minister Murad Ali Shah would launch this useful database website of folk medicines in the inaugural ceremony of the National Seminar on Plant Remedies Used Against Skin Diseases in Sindh to be held at ICCBS on October 9.
Sometimes folk medicine is also thought of as a method of alternative medicine which, according to certain people, cures illnesses with its special techniques that even conventional medicine's practices and drugs cannot heal.
It has been used for centuries in folk medicine to stimulate the nervous system, enhance physical and mental performance, improvement of resistance to high altitude sickness and to treat fatigue, psychological stress and depression (Saratikov and Krasnow 1987; Panossian et al.
Folk Medicine is defined as the treatment of ailments outside clinical medicine by remedies and simple measures that are based on experience and knowledge handed down from generation to generation (Source: Stedman's Medical Dictionary).
Blask seeds or nigella feasts Black seeds/nigella/black cumin/Indian cumin -- is a common folk medicine used all over the world for the treatment and prevention of a number of diseases.
Willow herb preparations have been used in traditional Aboriginal and folk medicine preparations to treat prostate and gastrointestinal disorders, externally as an antiphlogistic and antiseptic to treat infected wounds.
It is an ingredient of cosmetic as well as health care products and it is used in folk medicine and in aromatherapy.
Time will tell if this spice, which has been used in folk medicine for centuries, will truly lead to longer lives.
She said: "Beeglue is a natural remedy widely used in folk medicine for a variety of ailments but little has been known until now about its capacity to target MRSA.
The plant is used in folk medicine for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), gynecological and digestive complaints, infertility, stomachache, headache, influenza, diarrhea and syphilis [2-11].
Hugh Owen Thomas, an orthopaedic surgeon from a long line of folk medicine practitioners known as the "Anglesey bonesetters", saved thousands of lives in the trenches with his Thomas Splint, which immobilised fractured limbs.
Hatfield describes each plant and gives a history of its use in folk medicine.