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    D. burmannii (herb)

    Is this true?

    Drosera burrmannii has been considered a powerful rubefacient in Hindu medicine.[4]
    Drosera burmannii is an herb that produces very short stems and leaves in a rosette
    4. Lewis, Walter H., 1977 Medical Botany - Plants Affecting Man's Health. John Wiley & Sons, St. Louis, Missouri.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosera_burmannii



    PS. Have a look at this: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream...%20326-333.pdf
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    wouldn't doubt it. I know people used anglica roots to cure whooping cough
    http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2171001
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    treat* whooping cough. apparently it relieves irritation, similar to what your link was saying about burmannii and topical relief. the link I posted also says other sundews from aus can be used in substitution of anglica due to them being endangered. burmannii is one sundew i know is from AUS.
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    Other Drosera species (rotundifolia) have been used to cure coughs and other lung problems for centuries. There's still a homeopathic remedy for dry cough derived from D. rotundifolia. The "medicinal" virtues of the sundew are largely based on the doctrine of signatures, i.e., the idea that plants display signs of their curative properties. In the sundew's case, its mucilage calls to mind the mucus brought up by coughing, so it must be a remedy for coughing. Then came the scientific revolution.

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    There's a little more to it than that. Way back when yes that's where some of these "medicinal" theories came from, but it's long been known many plants have properties of use to the human well-being. Sundews can be used for anti-inflammatory medicines, butterwort leaves have long been used for treating skin sores especially by people in northern Europe who use them on their reindeer herds, and from my own experience Nepenthes fluid (at least from certain plants) can have a local anesthetic and antibiotic effect. Not much research has been done recently however to explore this.
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    Of course plants can have healing properties, but the claims of folk medicine/herbalism aren't always supported by scientific studies. Even when they are, the effective dosage is unknown. When I have a fever, I'd rather take the appropriate dosage of acetylsalicylic acid than brew a cup of willow tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anramitaco View Post
    Of course plants can have healing properties, but the claims of folk medicine/herbalism aren't always supported by scientific studies. Even when they are, the effective dosage is unknown. When I have a fever, I'd rather take the appropriate dosage of acetylsalicylic acid than brew a cup of willow tea.
    that's a whole different story. sure "old" medicine is out of date but new medicine has been proven to be very dangerous too. side effects or even damage to the body from long term use. ...seriously ... if you need some ideas for gory horror movie scenes read the back of a pill bottle or listen close to the end of medicine commercials.. its intense ... then you have the organ failure from using certain pills long term or overdosing.

    that being said, if I get cut ill chose aloe vera over asprin any day, but if I had like rabies or small pox, or something serious like that I'd take anything you throw at me as long as you have a white coat on.
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    Well you know when they first invented smallpox vaccine, the religos said it was "against gods will" that people would be saved from diseases...

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    well, fear and misunderstanding pretty much go hand in hand. regardless of the group. whether it be that certain group of kids in highschool you just didnt like or a type of food you refuse to try, everyone is guilty of something similar you know?
    but back on topic I think its cool they are taking a look at old world medicine and finding that a lot of the time it in fact does what people thought it did before they had the tools to scientifically prove it.

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