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Unformatted text preview: t in Ayurvedic, homeopathic, naturopathic, traditional oriental, and Native American Indian medicine. While Western medicine stayed While Western medicine stayed away from herbalism, 75% to 90% of the rural population in the rest of the world still relies on herbal medicine as their only health care. The doctrine of signatures is an ancient The European philosophy that held that plants bearing parts that resembled human body parts, animals, or other objects, had useful relevancy to those parts, animals or objects. Many of the plants that were so regarded today still carry the word root "wort", an AngloSaxon word meaning "plant" or "herb", as part of their modern name. ex. Saint Johns wort. St John's wort
St John's wort Rauwolfia serpentina (snakeroot) Rauwolfia serpentina Source of the drug reserpine used in the treatment of hypertension. Hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba)
Hepatica ( Homeopathy
A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a dr...
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