More than 90% of the formulations under the Indian Systems of
Medicine that is, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and
Homoeopathy (AYUSH), predominantly contain plant-based
raw materials. The efficacy of these systems thus mainly depends upon
the use of genuine raw material of quality and standardized ingredients in
the manufacture of medicines of these systems. In all, about 2000
medicinal plants are used in the preparation of AYUSH medicines, and
500 of these are more commonly used. For centuries, the forests have
been the source of herbs and medicinal plants.
It is a remarkable and at the same time a terrible and most lamentable fact, that the practice of medicine--an
art of daily necessity and application, most nearly affecting the dearest interests and well being of mankind,
and to the improvement of which we are encouraged and impelled by the strongest motives of interest and
humanity, of love for our neighbor and emulous zeal for professional skill and superiority therein--should,
after a probation of so long a period, and recorded experience of at least two thousand years, still remain, as it
confessedly does in most respects, so little und...
This volume is a history, or a story, of an evolution in the professional care of the sick. It begins in
inexperience and in a haze of medical superstition, and ends with a faith that Nature is the all in all in the cure
of disease. The hygiene unfolded is both original and revolutionary: its practicality is of the largest, and its
physiology beyond any possible question. The reader is assured in advance that every line of this volume has
been written with conviction at white heat, that enforced food in sickness and the drug that corrodes are
professional barbarisms unworthy of the times in...
Amongst the various holistic systems now in vogue, reiki belongs to a type of healing through energy, somewhat similar to certain aspects of homoeopathic healing. Definition The word reiki is Japanese. It means Universal Life-Force Energy. It can be broken down into two components, “Rei” and “Ki”. “Rei” stands for Universal transcendent spirit; “Ki” is the life-force energy very similar to the Chi of Chinese acupuncture, the vital force of homoeopathy and the bioplasmic energy of the Russian researchers. It is the “Ki” that flows through all living beings.