First aid and its History

Introduction Definition First aid is the initial temporary and immediate treatment given to a person who is injured or suddenly becomes ill, using facilities available at that time and place, before regular medical help can be imparted. History First aid has been given to wounded and sick people since ancient times. In considered to have the idea of first aid was conceived by General Esmarch, a famous germen Surgeon Formation...

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History of Herbs

History of Herbs The history and romance of herbs is wreathed in the dim mists of time to intrigue and enchant us. Herbs are mentioned in the Bible many times in both the Old and New Testaments. They also appear in Greek mythology, fennel being an example. Legend has it that the god Prometheus went up to heaven holding a hollow fennel stalk in which he concealed some of the...

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Medicinal use of Nose Chikni-Sneeze Wort in Epilepsy

नाक छिकनी इसे जड़ों की एक क्षुप के रूप में देखा जा सकता है । इसके पत्ते छोटे होते हैं । इसके नीचे कंद होता है । गुण तथा लाभ जैसा नाम वैसा ही काम यानी जिस आदमी को छींक आनी शुरू हो जाती है । इसका सेवन मिरगी के मरीज को होश में लाने के लिए व् नशा उतरने के लिए किया जाता है । नाकछिकनी की तासीर गर्म...

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Medicinal use of VishKhpra in Bloody piles, Eye diseases

विषखपरा विषखपरा का पौधा बहुत छोटे कद का होता है । यह अक्सर जमीन पर फैलने पर क्षुप हैं । इस पर गुलाबी रंग के फुल खिलते हैं । इसकी जड़ सफेद रंग की तथा मोटी होती है । यह तीन रंगों में जन्म लेती है । 1. काला, 2.सफेद, लाल इनमें से लाल रंग का विषखपरा अधिक पैदा होता है । यह बात ध्यान रहे कि इसमें से लाल...

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Medicinal use of Srivas Gandhaviroja in Gonorrhea disease

श्रीवास (गंधाविरोजा) मानव स्वास्थ्य के लिए बहुत लाभकारी जड़ी प्राकृतिक रूप से ही जन्म लेती है । भारत के पहाड़ी क्षेत्रों में यह अधिक मात्रा में मिलती है । गुण तथा लाभ स्वाद कड़वा, तासीर गर्म वाट, पित्त, खांसी जैसे रोग को दूर करने में पूरी शक्ति रखती है । हर प्रकार के नेत्र रोग तथा खारिश-खुजली को दूर करने में समर्थ है । सुजाक रोग सुजाक रोग अति कष्टदायक...

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Medicinal use of Yerba Mate in Stress, Strain

Yerba Mate Some suggest using yerba mate in a reducing diet. It is supposed to lessen the feeling of hunger without fattening elements. Gives strength and endurance. Produces mental exhilaration with no subsequent organic or physical destruction. It is more stimulating than tea or coffee. Contains more chlorophyll than green or black tea. Under stress and strain, may be temporarily used as a substitute for solid food. Mate leaves contain...

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Medicinal use of Yerba Santa in Chronic Laryngitis, Bronchitis, Asthma, Rheumatism

Yerba Santa: Eriodyction glutionsum Part used: tonic, expectorant Good in chronic laryngitis, bronchitis, asthma. Useful when there is excessive discharge from the nose. Good for rheumatism. Used as a tonic.

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Medicinal use of Yellow Dock in Eruptive Diseases, Swellings, Leprosy, Glandular Disorders

Yellow Dock: Rumex crispus Part used: Root Alterative, tonic, depurative, astringent, antiscorbutic, detergent Tones up entire system. Good in eruptive diseases, swellings, leprosy, and as an eyewash. Also  for impetigo ( as an ointment). Excellent blood purifier. Helpful in glandular disorders.

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Medicinal use of Yarrow in in Measles, Chickenpox, Smallpox, Hair Fall, Leucorrhoea

Yarrow: Achillea millefolium – milfoil Part used: Whole plant Astringent, tonic, alterative, diuretic, vulnerary Excellent for bleeding from the lungs. If the tea is taken freely at the beginning for a cold, mixed with elderberry blossom and peppermint, and one remains in bed, it will break up a cold in twenty- four hours., yarrow is also useful in eruptive diseases such as measles, chickenpox and smallpox. It has a very...

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Medicinal use of Wood sage in Quinsy, Sore Throat, Colds fevers, Palsy, Kidney, Bladder Ailments

Wood sage: Teucrium scorodonia Part used: Whole plant Tonic, vermifuge, alterative, diuretic, slightly diaphoretic improves appetite. Good wash for sores combined with chickweed. Used as a poultice for tumours combined with comfrey and ragwort. Useful in quinsy, sore throat, colds fevers, palsy, kidney and bladder ailments. Increases flow of urine and also the menstrual flow.

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Medicinal use of Wood Betony in Insanity, Neuralgia, Heartburn, Indigestion, Hepatitis, Palsy Convulsions, Gout, Colic, Dropsy

Wood Betony: Betonica officinalis Part used: Leaves Aperients, stomachic, nervine, tonic , antiscorbutic Excellent for headache, insanity, neuralgia, stomach trouble, heartburn, indigestion, stomach cramp, hepatitis, palsy convulsions, gout, colic, nervous ailments dropsy, colds, ‘flu poisonous bites. Expels worms. Opens obstruction of spleen and liver. A  good formula is two parts wood betony, one part skullcap, one part sweet flag. It is a valuable herb.

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Medicinal use of Witch Hazel in Diarrhea, Nose Bleed, Haemorrhoid

Witch Hazel: Hamamelis virginica Part used: Bark and leaves Astringent, tonic, antichloristic, haemorrhages from lungs, stomach, uterus, bowels. Good in diarrhea and as an enema. For nose bleed, snuff tea up nose. Inject tea for haemorrhoid. Will restore circulation. Excellent as a gargle.

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