Herbal Medicine and Menopause: An Historical Perspective (Clinical Report)

Herbal Medicine and Menopause: An Historical Perspective (Clinical Report)

Introduction Herbal medicine use by midlife and menopausal women is widespread in Australia, as is use of other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities (Gollschewski 2004, van der Sluijs 2007). In 2004 the prevalence of CAM use during menopausal years was found to be 82.5% in South East Queensland (Gollschewski 2004) and a 2003-2004 Sydney […]

Joseph Banks and the Continuing Influence of European Colonisation on Australian Herbal Practice.

Joseph Banks and the Continuing Influence of European Colonisation on Australian Herbal Practice.

Practitioners of Western herbal medicine in Australia rely on plant species which are almost exclusively alien or exotic. The materia medica requirements for courses approved by the National Herbalists Association of Australia (Hammer 2009) (i.e. the individual medicinal plants herbalists study during their training) reveal very few plants which are native or indigenous to Australia. […]

Effect of Herbal Medicine Dia-No on Clinical and Biochemical Parameters of Metabolic Syndrome (Report)

Effect of Herbal Medicine Dia-No on Clinical and Biochemical Parameters of Metabolic Syndrome (Report)

Herbal preparations have attracted attention in the management of metabolic syndrome. Since time immemorial, medicinal plants have been used in virtually all cultures. The traditional herbs require scientific and medical evaluation. Ten classic herbs have been combined in Dia-No, a polyherbal preparation containing water extracts of its ingredients, known for their anti-hyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic potential. […]