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. […]

Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Compound Unani Herbal Formulation Sharbat-E-Unsul Murakkab in Sual-E-Muzmin (Chronic Bronchitis) (Global Dispensary) (Clinical Report)

Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Compound Unani Herbal Formulation Sharbat-E-Unsul Murakkab in Sual-E-Muzmin (Chronic Bronchitis) (Global Dispensary) (Clinical Report)

Introduction Chronic bronchitis is a common ailment of respiratory systems manifesting as productive cough and dyspnea due to mucosal irritation caused by smoking, occupational irritants, bacterial and viral infections (Davidson 1971). In winter there is worsening of the patient’s condition which is known as acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis or winter cough (Davidson 1971). It […]

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: What would Inclusion Mean for Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine? Part I: the Legislation (Report)

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: What would Inclusion Mean for Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine? Part I: the Legislation (Report)

Introduction On 26 March 2008 the Commonwealth, State and Territory Health Ministers agreed to partake in a national registration scheme for health professionals to replace the State based regulation of health practitioners. This was part of a wider range of measures designed to reduce regulatory burdens, not just in health but in all areas of […]

My Journey: Traditional Bush Medicine to Western Herbal Medicine (Commentary)

My Journey: Traditional Bush Medicine to Western Herbal Medicine (Commentary)

Presented at the NHAA 7th International Conference on Herbal Medicine, July 2010, Coolangatta Australia My name is Vivienne Hansen and I am a Balladong-Whadjuk Yorga from the Bibbulman nation of Western Australia. My mother Myrtle is the youngest child of Kate Collard and Norman Bennell. I was raised by my grandparents and after the death […]