17 Like many cancer drugs there are significant side effects which include

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cancer, non-small lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma. 17 Like many cancer drugs, there are significant side effects, which include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, change in taste, thinned or brittle hair, pain in the joints of the arms or legs lasting two to three days, changes in the color of the nails, and tingling in the hands or toes. 17 TRENDS IN THE GLOBAL HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS MARKET: Medicinal herbs are also sold over the counter as medicine. Fortunately, you can do the research to explore whether there is merit to some of the claims made for particular herbs. Just which herbs are being sold the most? Which countries by herbs for medicine the most? ETHNOBOTANY: Although I have encouraged caution when choosing to take different plants for medicine, I am in no way discouraging using or exploring ancient knowledge about medicinal plants. Just be sure to do good research to assure yourself that a particular plant might be helpful. In fact, there is an entire field called ethnobotany, which is dedicated to just that. Would Dr. Craig
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have discovered cyclotides, for instance, if he had not paid attention to what plant women in another culture were taking to ease pregnancy pains (see video below)? What other new drugs, for medicine or otherwise, might be newly discovered in the plant world? Click here (Links to an external site.) to read a really fascinating article about a modern ethnobotanist, named Dr. Quave, from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After reading this article, you should know why Dr. Quave was interested in water lily roots and why Chinese scientists explored sweet wormwood as medicinal plants. Sweet wormwood is also further explored below. TWO CASE STUDIES in ETHNOBOTANY: Sweet Wormwood Sweet wormwood ( Artemisia annua) is an annual plant that was used for a variety of treatments in traditional Chinese medicine. One property scientists were interested in was the potential for a leaf compound, called artemisinin , to be anti-malarial. Scientists thought this might be an old wive's tale until Tu Youyou and her team figured out that steeping the leaves of this plant in hot water (like a tea) might be breaking down this compound. They figured this out by reading ancient texts and making inferences. As a result, they instead tried to cold steep the leaves and had success. In 2015, the team of scientists received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for isolating this anti-milarial compound that worked on resistant strains of the disease. Click here (Links to an external site.) to read more about this compound's discovery. Sweet wormwood continues to have notoriety! Recently, a publication came out that revealed that a semi-synthesized version of artemisinin, called artesunate (ART), has benefits for patients with particular types of breast cancer, including triple-negative and HER2-enriched. 18 One piece of data from the 2019 study is shown below. 18
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