BioSeek created Herbal and Natural Мedicine to deliver scientifically proven information about the usage of herbs in medicine.
Herbal and Natural Medicine gives you quick access to scientifically proven information about herbs and active compounds and their correlation to disease treatment from most renown science-related databases like PubMed, PMC ( PubMed Central ), and Medline, and more data from the National Center for Biotechnology Information ( NCBI ) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine ( NLM ), located at the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ).
Herbs are an unlimited source of active compounds for medical use and the pharmacy. Sadly, the Internet is full of false information and that makes it hard to sift the truth from the lies. That’s where Herbal and Natural Medicine comes into play by giving you a free and easy access to relevant and proven information about traditional medicine, natural and organic remedies.
You can easily share articles and herb profiles via social media or email.
You can see the active compounds in each herb and, based on them, find out about the different applications of the herb and also which other herbs contain the same active compound.
Take / upload a photo of a herb to use our integrated image recognition algorithm, and get information about the herb, with accuracy probability rating.
You can translate the information into more than 50 languages.
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Simply choose a herb or a disease you’re interested in and we’ll keep you posted on any new information about it. 10 000 new articles are included in our database daily!
There’s a well-known controversy surging from the opposition between modern and alternative medicine. Polarized views on the topic are the standard. We believe that a reconciliation between these two sources of health-related knowledge needs to take place. The truth is, modern medicine and alternative medicine are intrinsically correlated. There's a lot of science done with focus on herbs and other natural sources of active compounds used for medical purposes. We created the Herbal and Natural Medicine app and website to bring that scientific knowledge to you, structured by herbs and active compounds, and their proven in research effects on different diseases and conditions.
"The most common reasons for using traditional medicine are that it is more affordable, more closely corresponds to the patient’s ideology, allays concerns about the adverse effects of chemical (synthetic) medicines, satisfies a desire for more personalized health care, and allows greater public access to health information. The major use of herbal medicines is for health promotion and therapy for chronic, as opposed to life-threatening, conditions. However, usage of traditional remedies increases when conventional medicine is ineffective in the treatment of disease, such as in advanced cancer and in the face of new infectious diseases. Furthermore, traditional medicines are widely perceived as natural and safe, that is, not toxic. This is not necessarily true, especially when herbs are taken with prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or other herbs, as is very common" (Canter and Ernst 2004; Qato et al. 2008; Gonzalez-Stuart, and Rivera 2009; Cohen and Ernst 2010 - say Dr. Iris F. F. Benzie and Dr. Sissi Wachtel-Galor in their book Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects Second Edition (source) funded by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and listed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information ( NCBI ) in the U.S., and we couldn’t agree more. Traditional medicine holds a treasure trove of knowledge which scientists are already exploring for the benefit of humanity and life on our planet. This exploration has its results and we are bringing them to you in a simple application.
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Disclaimer: Herbal and Natural Medicine does not supersede a medical professional’s advice. Please, use the information for educational purposes only and always seek medical advice before using any herb!