When Science Confirms Traditional Medicine!

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Science Confirms Traditional Medicine

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 50,000 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 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. 2008 Aug 13;118(3):396-404. Epub 2008 May 20. PMID:18579324
Study Type : Animal Study

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Jan 4. Epub 2010 Jan 4. PMID: 20051258
Study Type : Animal Study

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

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

Pubmed Data : J Clin Gastroenterol. 2001 Jul;33(1):27-31. PMID: 17027208
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Substances : Anise : CK(20) : AC(8)
Pharmacological Actions : Antispasmodic : CK(110) : AC(29)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2010 Oct;24(10):1437-41. PMID: 20878690
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Substances : Noni : CK(85) : AC(43)

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

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2002 Mar;79(3):353-7. PMID: 11849841
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Diuretics : CK(45) : AC(11)

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

Pubmed Data : Am J Chin Med. 2006;34(6):1083-93. PMID: 17163596
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants : CK(3530) : AC(1293)

Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2007 Sep;21(9):895-7. PMID: 11154048
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Antiviral Agents : CK(627) : AC(290)

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Jan 27 ;133(2):608-12. Epub 2010 Oct 28. PMID:21035533
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants : CK(3530) : AC(1293)
Problem Substances : Dexamethasone : CK(49) : AC(8)

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

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Jan 15. Epub 2010 Jan 15. PMID: 20083182
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Diuretics : CK(45) : AC(11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pubmed Data : J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Apr 4. Epub 2011 Apr 4. PMID: 21470574
Study Type : In Vitro Study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pubmed Data : Phytomedicine. 2001 Sep;8(5):382-8. PMID: 11695882
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Laxative : CK(12) : AC(3)

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