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First aid treatment of diarrhea its causes and diagnose- “Diarrhea”

Diarrhea It is passage of watery loose motions. It can be mild or severe. It can be acute onset and short duration, or chronic, lasting for many days. It is more common and more dangerous in young children, especially those who are malnourished. It has many causes. Infection due to consumption of contaminated food is the commonest cause. Indigestion, malabsorption, liver disorders, and use of drugs like ampicillin are other...

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Mechanisms of Action of Poisons-Poisoning

Mechanisms of Action of Poisons- Poisoning Poison                          Mechanism of action Ingested poisons – They act directly on the digestive tract causing pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.      Corrosive poisons – on swallowing, they burn tissues severely , e.g. lips, mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Fumes and gases – they cause choking, which may lead to difficulty in breathing and unconsciousness. Chemical poisons – their toxic effects may be seen on the...

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Balm herbal plant and its culinary and medicinal properties-History of Herbs

Balm-(Melissa officinalis) Labiatae Perennial This refreshingly lemon- scented herb is propagated by seeds, cuttings, and root division in spring, and in temperate climates again in autumn. It likes moist, rich soil and sunshine for part of the day. It grows to 75 cm (2 ½ ft) or more, depending on soil and rain fall. Although a member of the mint family, the shallow roots of balm (or lemon balm as...

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Human Body Systems “Nervous system”, “Respiratory system”, “Excretory System” and their Functioning

Structure and Function of Human Body The human body is a combination of different systems that are well coordinated for smooth functioning as a unit. All die systems are equally important for health, and no particular system can be called as more important than other systems. A first aider needs to have knowledge of the structure and function of various systems so as to be able to understand sickness and...

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Medicinal use of Parsley in Hepatitis and Fever

Parsley : petroselinum sativum Part used: Root , leaves and seed Diuretic, aperients, expectorant. Juice is antiperiodic. Seed is febrifuge and  emmenagogue. Roots and leaves are excellent for difficult urination, hepatitis, fevers, obstruction of liver and spleen. For female trouble, combine leaves with equal parts of buchu, crampbark and black haw. Hot fomentation is applied to insect bites and stings. Poultice of bruised leaves is excellent for swollen glands, swollen...

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Medicinal use of Mandrake and Marigold

Mandrake: Podophyllum peltatum (May apple) Part used: Root Ant bilious, cathartic, emetic, diaphoretic, cholagogue, alterative, resolvent , vermifuge, deobstruent. Excellent liver and bowel regulator. Combine with senna. Has no equal in chronic liver disorders. Very beneficial to uterine diseases. Act upon all tissues and cells of the body. Valuable in hepatitis. One teaspoon to one pint of boiling water – one teaspoon of the tea at a time. Good in...

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Medicinal use of Dandelion, Coriander, Corn silk and Creeping Jenny

Dandelion: Taraxicum dens-leonis Part used: Leaves and root Hepatic, aperients, diuretic, depurative, tonic, stomachic Purifies blood. Destroys acids in blood. Excellent for anaemia. Root is used to increase flow of urine. Is slightly laxative. Good for jaundice, eczema, kidney trouble, dropsy, inflammation of bowels and fever. Has a beneficial effect on female organs. Increases activity of liver, pancreas and spleen. Good in enlargement of liver and spleen. An excellent sub...

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Medicinal use of Celery, Chestnut, Chicory, Cleavers

Celery: Apium graveolens Part Used: root and seed Diuretic, stimulant, aromatic Used in incontinence of the urine, dropsy, liver troubles, produces perspiration. A splendid tonic. Good for nervousness, neuralgia and rheumatism.   Chestnut: Castania Part Used: Leaves Antispasmodic Soothing to mucous membranes and the nervous system. A specific for whooping cough (combined with blue cohosh and lobelia). Good for other coughs too. For protracted cases of hiccoughs.   Chicory: Cichorium...

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Medicinal use of Camomile, Caraway and Cascara Sagrada

Camomile: Anthemis nobilis Part used: Flowers Tonic Produces perspiration. Promotes menstrual flow and soften skin. Good during convalescence. For quinsy, boil in water and inhale steam. Strengthens and gives tone to the stomach. Expels gas and aids digestion. Prevents fermentation in the stomach. Good in female troubles, colic in infants, intermittent fever and typhoid. Especially good for babies while teething a poultice of Camomile will often prevent gangrene and remove...

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Medicinal use of Aloes in Stomach, Liver, Kidneys, Spleen and Bladder problems

Aloes: aloes Vera, aloe Socotrina Part used: Leaves Cathartic, stomachic, aromatic, emmenagogue One of the best herbs to clean out the colon, promote menstruation when suppressed. Will expel worms after several doses. Start with small dose when used as a cathartic. Cleans morbid matter from the stomach, liver, kidneys, spleen and bladder. Excellent for burns, radiation burns, cuts and bruises. For singers and speakers, clears throat. Merely cut one –quarter...

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Medicinal uses of Golden Seal in Cold, Flu, Stomach,Liver Trouble ,Eczema, Ringworm, Erysipelas, any Skin disease

Golden seal: Hydrastis Canadensis Part used: Root Laxative, tonic, alterative, detergent, opthalmicum , ant periodic aperients, diuretric, antiseptic, deobstruent .   One of the best remedies in the whole herbal kingdom. Excellent for colds, ‘flu, stomach and liver trouble. Exerts a good influence on all mucous membranes. Excellent for open sores, eczema, ringworm, erysipelas, any skin disease. In small doses, will allay nausea during pregnancy. Equalizes circulation. Combined with skullcap...

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Herbs and Food that Restores Liver’s Functioning

The liver is the largest and one of the most important organs of the body. It serves as a regulator of the body. The bile which it produces is to the intestines what the gastric juice is to the stomach. The work of the liver is important to the entire body. The relation of the kidneys and liver is important in the elimination of   waste The liver is the control...

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