Mar 22

When Science Confirms Traditional Medicine! (GreenMedInfo, Mar 11, 2012):

Unbeknownst to the general public, billions of dollars of drug company and government grant money has flowed into finding lead compounds for new drug development over the past 50 years. Although much has been learned about the power and relative safety of natural substances in preventing and treating disease in the process, natural substances rarely if ever find the sustained capitalization necessary to make it through the additional FDA hurdles required for drug approval, which costs over 800 million dollars per drug.

Inadvertently, some of the very same companies and interests which would like for natural substances not to receive the same drug-approval status available to the synthetic ones, are funding research that prove basic vitamins, foods and spices are at least as effective, sometimes more effective, and often much safer and affordable than the drugs they are developing to replace or supplant them.

This means that tens of thousands of studies have already been performed demonstrating that natural substances may prevent and/or treat disease, at least in the test tube and animal models. GreenMedInfo.com, contains close to 20,000 of these. What is even more amazing is that these scientific results often confirm the traditional uses for these natural substances in ancient Indian medicine, Chinese medicine, and countless other folk medicine traditions around the world. This can only make their use more compelling for individuals or healthcare practitioners, as folk medicine contains many thousands of years of tried and true human experience applying these substances to diseases – often with great success.

Over the course of the past few years of indexing, GreenMedInfo.com has been collecting studies that confirm the traditional use of a natural substance for medicinal purposes. This section is called “Science Confirms Tradition” and contains 43 studies. We are looking to greatly expand this section in the future. If you happen to find any relevant studies while diving for clinical pearls on Pubmed.gov, please send us an email, or get involved as a GMIpedia contributor. We have designed a parser that will enable you to enter studies into our database directly, in exchange for a professional membership and a few other perks we can disclose if you are interested.

Thanks as always for supporting the world’s largest, open source, evidence-based natural health resource.  Enjoy the studies below!


Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Jan 4. Epub 2010 Jan 4. PMID: 20051258
Article Published Date : Jan 04, 2010
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : Immunol Invest. 2010 Jan;39(2):159-70. PMID: 20136621
Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2010
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 2003 Jul-Aug;25(6):453-6. PMID: 12949631
Article Published Date : Jul 01, 2003
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : J Clin Gastroenterol. 2001 Jul;33(1):27-31. PMID: 17027208
Article Published Date : Jul 01, 2001
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Feb 3;127(2):543-50. Epub 2009 Oct 4. PMID: 19808087
Article Published Date : Feb 03, 2010
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : Arch Pharm Res. 2010 May;33(5):775-80. Epub 2010 May 29. PMID: 18675525
Article Published Date : May 01, 2010
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : Neurosci Lett. 2011 Jan 3;487(1):70-2. Epub 2010 Oct 7. PMID: 19041706
Article Published Date : Jan 03, 2011
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : Diabetologia. 1990 Aug;33(8):462-4. PMID: 2210118
Article Published Date : Aug 01, 1990
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Apr 21;122(3):541-6. Epub 2009 Feb 7. PMID: 19429325
Article Published Date : Apr 21, 2009
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Jan 4;115(1):89-95. Epub 2007 Sep 16. PMID: 17961943
Article Published Date : Jan 04, 2008
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : J Smooth Muscle Res. 2009 Oct;45(5):231-9. PMID: 19907121
Article Published Date : Oct 01, 2009
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2010 Mar;14(3):171-6. PMID: 20391954
Article Published Date : Mar 01, 2010
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2010 Oct;24(10):1437-41. PMID: 20878690
Article Published Date : Oct 01, 2010
Study Type : Animal Study

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Pubmed Data : Pharm Biol. 2010 Jul;48(7):724-31. PMID: 20645768
Article Published Date : Jul 01, 2010
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2002 Mar;79(3):353-7. PMID: 11849841
Article Published Date : Mar 01, 2002
Study Type : Animal Study

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Pharmacological ActionsDiuretics : CK(45) : AC(11)

Pubmed Data : Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Nov 20. Epub 2009 Nov 20. PMID:19933324
Article Published Date : Nov 20, 2009
Study Type : Animal Study

Rehmannia activates intracellular antioxidant enzyme systems in mouse auditory cells, confirming its traditional use for treating auditory diseases.

Pubmed Data : Am J Chin Med. 2006;34(6):1083-93. PMID: 17163596
Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2006
Study Type : Animal Study

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Pharmacological ActionsAntioxidants : CK(3530) : AC(1293)

Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2007 Sep;21(9):895-7. PMID: 11154048
Article Published Date : Sep 01, 2007
Study Type : Animal Study

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Pharmacological ActionsAntiviral Agents : CK(627) : AC(290)

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Jan 27 ;133(2):608-12. Epub 2010 Oct 28. PMID:21035533
Article Published Date : Jan 27, 2011
Study Type : Animal Study

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Pharmacological ActionsAntioxidants : CK(3530) : AC(1293)
Problem SubstancesDexamethasone : CK(49) : AC(8)

Pubmed Data : Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Feb 15;14(4):1248-57. PMID: 15325732
Article Published Date : Feb 15, 2008
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Jan 15. Epub 2010 Jan 15. PMID: 20083182
Article Published Date : Jan 15, 2010
Study Type : Animal Study

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Pharmacological ActionsDiuretics : CK(45) : AC(11)

Pubmed Data : Virol J. 2011 Dec 14 ;8(1):538. Epub 2011 Dec 14. PMID: 22168277
Article Published Date : Dec 14, 2011
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Teratology. 1999 Apr;59(4):252-60. PMID: 12808362
Article Published Date : Apr 01, 1999
Study Type : Review

Pubmed Data : Chin Med J (Engl). 2008 Feb 5;121(3):231-5. PMID: 18298915
Article Published Date : Feb 05, 2008
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : J Pharm Pharmacol. 2007 Apr;59(4):529-36. PMID: 17430636
Article Published Date : Apr 01, 2007
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Feb 25;122(1):123-30. Epub 2008 Dec 25. PMID:19146935
Article Published Date : Feb 25, 2009
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Life Sci. 2001 Dec 21;70(5):523-34. PMID: 11811897
Article Published Date : Dec 21, 2001
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Int Immunopharmacol. 2001 Nov;1(12):2143-50. PMID: 11710543
Article Published Date : Nov 01, 2001
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2008 Jan;22(1):82-5. PMID: 17726732
Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2008
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Pharmacology. 2006;76(2):69-75. Epub 2005 Nov 11. PMID: 18930855
Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2006
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2002;57(3-4):233-44. PMID: 12602932
Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2002
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Biochem Pharmacol. 2006 Apr 14;71(8):1206-18. Epub 2006 Feb 7. PMID:16464438
Article Published Date : Apr 14, 2006
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2005 Sep;19(9):733-9. PMID: 16222647
Article Published Date : Sep 01, 2005
Study Type : Review

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Apr 4. Epub 2011 Apr 4. PMID: 21470574
Article Published Date : Apr 04, 2011
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2007 ;4(4):427-33. Epub 2007 Jun 10. PMID:20161911
Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2007
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Jan 17;115(2):194-202. Epub 2007 Sep 29. PMID:18022776
Article Published Date : Jan 17, 2008
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Tansy (T. vulgare) has vasorelaxing properties, confirming its traditional use in Moroccan medicine as an antihypertensive remedy.

 

 

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Oct 30;120(1):98-102. Epub 2008 Aug 7. PMID: 18760343

 

Article Published Date : Oct 30, 2008

 

Study Type : In Vitro Study

 


Pubmed Data : Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007 Apr;1770(4):578-84. Epub 2006 Dec 5. PMID:18069068
Article Published Date : Apr 01, 2007
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2009 Nov;23(11):1642-4. PMID: 19441011
Article Published Date : Nov 01, 2009
Study Type : In Vitro Study

Pubmed Data : Antiviral Res. 2006 Oct;72(1):68-74. Epub 2006 Apr 27. PMID: 16844239
Article Published Date : Oct 01, 2006
Study Type : In Vitro Study

 

 

Pubmed Data : Life Sci. 2010 Jun 5;86(23-24):894-8. Epub 2010 Apr 25. PMID: 20423713

 

Article Published Date : Jun 05, 2010

 

Study Type : In Vitro Study

 


Parsley’s traditional use as a laxative is supported by its inhibition of water absorption.

Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2001 Sep;8(5):382-8. PMID: 11695882

Article Published Date : Sep 01, 2001

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SubstancesParsley : CK(16) : AC(10)

DiseasesConstipation : CK(326) : AC(37)

Pharmacological ActionsLaxative : CK(12) : AC(3)

Additional KeywordsScience Confirms Tradition : CK(64) : AC(43)

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