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Medicinal Plants of the South West

Diseases with Plant Pharmacopeia

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Diseases Description Diseases Description

Dysmenorrhea/

Amenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea is "by far the most common gynecologic problem for menstruating women." (Coco, Andrew).  Many women experience painful cramping in the lower abdomen,...

Migraine

A common misconception of migraines is that they are just bad headaches, but actually migraines are a debilitating condition and can interfere with and hinder common, everyday tasks.

Asthma

The word asthma is Greek, and generally in the past, it is said: “The lungs suffer and the parts which assist respiration sympathize with them.”  Stomach cancer is a disease of the gastric intestinal system in which the epithelial cells of the inner lining of the stomach grow unregulated forming a mass referred to as a tumor.

Dysthymia

Dysthymia is a mild but chronic form of depression, in which  the affected individual will experience two or three depressive symptoms over a period of more than two years. The common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract (URI) caused by some 200 different viruses.

Urinary Tract

Infections

A urinary tract infection is an infection of any of the organs in the urinary tract, which consist of the bladder, the ureter, the urethra, and the kidneys People who suffer from type 2 diabetes have insufficient levels of insulin and their body is not able to use insulin properly.

Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to sleep at times when sleep is expected to occur. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure is a major health problem in the United States and about five million people suffer from it. 

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva.  "The conjunctiva is a thin, translucent, vascularized mucous membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelids and the front of the eye, with exception of the cornea" Pneumonia is caused by an infection or injury to the lower respiratory tract resulting in inflammation. Infectious agents or injury caused by aspiration of dust or chemical agents causes fluid to enter the alveolar spaces.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) in which nerve impulses are slowed or prevented due to damaged myelin along nerve cell axons. The inflammation of the throat caused by either viruses or bacteria.
 


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Updated February 13, 2008

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