Botanists Identify 28,000 Medicinal Plants That Treat Ailments from Cancer to Diabetes

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In recent years, the term “plant medicine” has come to be associated with psychedelics like mushrooms and ayahuasca, which are increasingly documented to provide mental and emotional relief to users. But according to a recent analysis from Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom, there are over 28,000 other plants currently being used as medicine throughout the world.

The second annual report from Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, located in London, is the result of the research and analysis of 128 scientists from 12 countries around across the globe.

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According to their findings, there are 28,187 plants “currently recorded as being of medicinal use.

The report [pdf] explains:

In many regions of the world, people still rely on traditional plant-based medicines for their primary healthcare. This is especially true for many rural communities in Africa, parts of Asia, and Central and South America, where plants and knowledge of their traditional use are accessible and affordable. In other countries, many of these traditional plant-based medicines are being integrated through regulations into mainstream health systems.”

Though plant medicines are making their way into the mainstream, the researchers note that currently, just “16% (4,478) of the species used in plant-based medicines are cited in a medicinal regulatory publication.” Even so, they note data on drugs approved by the FDA and similar agencies:

Since 1981, 1,130 new therapeutic agents have been approved for use as pharmaceutical drugs, of which 593 are based on compounds from natural sources. Thirty-eight are derived from medicinal plants. Fifteen of the 56 natural drugs registered for the treatment of cancer since 1980 are derived from medicinal plants with a long history of traditional use.”

They note, for example, that “The anti-cancerous drugs vincristine and vinblastine are derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus in the Apocynaceae family.”

Additionally:

For example drugs based on Paclitaxel have been isolated from the yew tree (Taxus spp.), Camptothecin from the happy tree, (Camptotheca acuminata) and Podophyllotoxin from the May apple (Podophyllum hexandrum and P. peltatum).”

Further, researchers have discovered over 1,000 species of beneficial plants since their survey last year. As Yahoo News summarized, “new plants discovered over the past year include nine species of a climbing vine used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

The report said two plants, artemisinin and quinine, are ‘among the most important weapons’ against malaria, which killed over 400,000 people in 2015,” Yahoo summarized.

According to Monique Simmonds, deputy director of science at Kew, “The report is highlighting the huge potential that there is for plants, in areas like diabetes and malaria,” Yahoo reported. “One study documents 656 flowering plant species used traditionally for diabetes, representing 437 genera and 111 families,” the report explains.

It also points out that of “only five drugs developed specifically for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, two are derived from plants.”

Some particularly powerful species of plants include Fabaceae (pea and bean), Lamiaceae (mint), Euphorbiaceae (spurge), Apocynaceae (dogbane), Malvaceae (mallow), Apiaceae (parsley or carrot), and Ranunculaceae (buttercup). Their key classes of compounds are alkaloids (Fabaceae), terpenes (Lamiaceae),  diterpenoids (Euphorbiaceae), cardiac-glycosides (Apocynaceae), organic acids (Malvaceae), coumarins (Apiaceae), and alkaloids (Ranunculaceae). Another highly useful plant documented in the report is Moraceae, which is used in the treatment of diabetes.

Though their report offers great promise, they highlight some pitfalls. Stressing that correct labeling of plant medicines is vital, they explain:

Product labeling is frequently misleading, with the trade name ‘ginseng’, for example, referring to 15 different species of plant, each with its own particular chemistry and therapeutic properties[10]. Substitution by a Belgian clinic of one Chinese medicinal herb (‘Fang Ji’) with another sharing the same name, led to over 100 patients requiring kidney dialysis for the remainder of their lives.”

They also point out the threat to the plants themselves.

Increasing demand for herbal medicines (particularly for species covered by pharmacopoeias) threatens wild populations of many of these plants,” they note, adding that “ the focus of world trade on relatively few species of medicinal plants leads to sustainability and conservation issues, which ultimately lead to other plants being substituted, with potential risks to human health.”

They advocate more precise scientific labeling of plants and more “clarity on which plants have or have not been studied in drug discovery programmes.”

Such approaches,” they contend, “will be hugely important in improving our ability to realise current and future medicinal benefits from plants.”

As pharmaceutical drugs continue to wreak hazardous consequences, the healing power of natural plants appears to hold great promise for humans seeking treatment without the chemical side effects of current popular medicines.

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Zika Virus Outbreak Centred On Area Where GM Mosquitos Were Released In 2015 – Why Are We Not Surprised
just as it was new media that broke the story of the Ebola / US Department of Defense link last year (Why does the DARPA bological Warfare Agency need a patent on the virus and why did The Pentagon and a US University have a research team in Africa working on genetically modifying the virus? – links below this article) so a link between american GM scientists and Zika has been exposed.

Is Technology Killing Us? Electrosensitivity, the 21st century disease
Is modern life making us ill? Yes, say those who suffer from electrosensitivity. Are they cranks, or should we all be throwing away our mobile phones? Well that might be a bit extreme, but maybe we should be thinking about how we use all our wireless gadgets.

We Told You So, Mobile Phones Do Cause Brain Tumours
For years we have been arguing against the ‘scientific concensus’ that mobile phones can cause brain tumours. As our founder Ian worked in the communications technology industry he was well placed to know there is a risk, workers would not be given health warnings if there wasn’t. Another academic / big money conspiracy.

NHS Physiotherapists Banned From Touching Patients.

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Does Smoking Cause Lung Cancer? It Appears Not In The Eyes Of The Law.


It is, is it not, a scientific fact hat smoking causes lung cancer. Apparently not and once again we se there is no such thing as the science is settled. In a ruling that exposes the scientific method as simply building ad case that provides the amswer you wanted, a court judgement in Scotland shows that smoking cannot be identified as the cause of a case of cancer. This is a victory for smoking and the rights of smokers, a blow to the nanny state …


Private Abortion Clinics Accused Of Aborting Female Foestuses On Demand.

The UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, is to report a number of abortion clinics and doctors to the police and General Medical Council. The clinics are at the centre of an investigation by a major newspaper that people of certain nationalities and cultural backgrounds have been able for many years to pay to have female foetuses aborted because in the culture of the parents boy children are more valued …


Why The Fuss About The NHS Bill? The NHS Has Been Privatised For Years

by Ian R Thorpe


While the Trotskyite activists of The Labour Party wail and gnash their teeth of the Coalition government Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s NHS reform bill which they claim will effectively privatise the grreat sacred cow of the Labour movement, I would like to help you avoid being sucked up in the hysteria. Take a look at this.


Nursing In Crisis Says Prime Minister – We Tell Him Why

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There is a “real problem” with the standard of nursing in British hospitals, David Cameron has said, as he today calls on nurses to make hourly rounds to ensure patients are comfortable The problems with nursing standards can be explain by two things, out of control bureaucracy and the fact that nursing, traditionally a vocation, has become a degree entry …


Parecetamol poisoning is a nasty way to die

There is a very sad story in the paper and on the website today about a young woman who accidentally poisoned herself with paracetamol. Desiree Phillips, 20, seems to have suffered a “staggered overdoses” of paracetamol over the course of a few days during which she may have exceeded the recommended dose, but possibly not by much.

They Called Us Conspiracy Theorists But Now Big Pharma Drug And Vaccine Criminality, Bribery, Fraud, Price Fixing Is Eaxpose For All To See.
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Monsanto Wrote The Law That Puts It Above The Law
We have reported on how Monsanto plans to gain control of the world’s food supply, how the biotech corporation with a long track record for black hat tactics has been placed beyonmd legal sanction by US lawmakers. Now we report how corrupt politicians and government officials invited the corporation to draft the law that gives it’s genetically engineered seeds immunity from legal responsibility.

Alcohol Related Hogwash
The latest in the campaign to demonise drink by misrepresenting the number of alcohol related hospital admissions.

That ‘Scientific Consensus Is Back In Circulation.

The phrase ‘scientific consensus’ had been absent from my web viewing for a while but this week it has cropped up in support of various pieces of scientific nonsense, including the latest wild claims by the climate change Warmageddonist club, food fascists and those really freaky nerds at NASA who want to spend $trillions on exploring space to see if that can discover life on a planet 40 light years away. (NB:   a light year is the distance travelled in one earth year by light which moves at 186,000 miles (300,000 km) per second. At the time of writing our fastest spacecraft can attain around ten miles (16km) per second.

But people like me who rely on common sense are not allowed to question the first and second or to point out the folly of planning to undertake a project to investigate the third, because ‘the scientific consensus.’

I have lost count of the times I’ve been told on challenging some piece of pseudo-scientific dogma that “the science is settled” and when I respond by pointing out how unscientific that response  is, am told “You’re obviously not a scientist so you can’t understand how science works.”

I have even been told by a well known science wanker that “when a consensus of scientists agree that a theory is probably true, they people like you (me) should treat it as a fact.”

Well no true scientist would ever talk such complete bollocks of course, but you will find plenty of wannabes and technology geeks on the web who believe it is correct and even think that is what can be called “the scientific method.” They are wrong of course and their spurious claims are best answered by Dr. Michael Crichton:

“I want to pause here and talk about this notion of consensus, and the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.
“Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.
“There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.”

Dr. Michael Crichton (award winning scientist and best selling Sci – fi author) on ‘scientific consensus.’
Full transcript of the Michael Crichton lecture from which that extract is quoted.

 

 

Los Angeles Residents Fear Major Riots Are imminent, Poll Reveals

Given the current political climate in the USA after eight years of incompetence and divisive policies delivered by the Obama Administration, as well as the effect of ongoing economic conditions on the working and lower middle classes it is surprising the riots witnessed in the past few years have been relatively tame and of brief duration.

Riots in U.S. urban ghettos in the past lasted for days, with millions of dollars worth of damage done and many lives lost. That could be about to change however, According to a poll carried out among resident of Los Angeles someday soon we might ‘see the LA river flowing with much blood,’  (paraphrased from Virgil’s Aeneid.)

For the first time since the riots, there is an uptick in the number of Angelenos who fear that another civil disturbance is likely, according to a Loyola Marymount University poll that has been surveying Los Angeles residents every five years since the 1992 disturbances.

Nearly 6 out of 10 Angelenos think another riot is likely in the next five years, increasing for the first time after two decades of steady decline. That’s higher than in any year except for 1997, the first year the survey was conducted, and more than a 10-point jump compared with the 2012 survey.

The notorious 1992 LA riots were largely fueled by racial tensions. Next time, while racial divisions, depite the best efforts of the race-baiter president, Barack Hussein Obama, will only play a minor role, economic factors are likely to be the driver of civil disorder. Like a majority of Democrat run cities in the USA, Los Angeles is divided by an enormous and rapidly widening wealth gap, with unemployment and under – employment rising among low skilled groups, housing costs and other necessary expenses are crushing the lower classes.

“Economic disparity continues to increase, and at the end of the day, that is what causes disruption,” said Fernando Guerra, a political science professor who has worked on the survey since its inception.

“People are trying to get along and want to get along, but they understand economic tension boils over to political and social tension.”

Although the city’s unemployment rate last year was about half of what it was in 1992, the median income of Angelenos, when adjusted for inflation, is lower than it was around the time of the riots. Poverty rates still remain high at 22%, comparable with the years preceding the riots.

 It should be noted of course that conclusions such as those are based on the government’s fraudulent way of counting the unemployed (i.e. excluding from statistics those unemployed for 99 weeks or more)

There’s something to be said for the idea that there’s a collective unconscious. When that many people feel that violent civil unrest is a real possibility, one should take notice. These people know what their city is capable of, so I can’t help but fear that their concerns are justified.

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The Charge Of The Anti-enlightenment Brigade

I don’t know if many of you remember London’s Atheist Bus a few years ago. It toured the city bearing adverts that read: ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ and was a great success[ … ] this demonstrates the Sheeple – like tendencies of those who claim they have reason on their side: the religious propagandist with the sandwich board saying ‘repent, the end is nigh’ was always the subject of jokes. Why do the opposing side now feel the need to parade high tech sandwich boards saying, “no need to repent, the end isn’t nigh’?

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Men Menstruate? Latest Dickheadedness From The Legion Of The Dickless

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Toni the Tampon (left) and friend. The one on the right looks like the child of an onion ring that mated with a hedgehog (picture source)

Yes you read that headline right, the GayBLTQetc. lobby propagandists are now pushing the most preposterous idea yet in their determination to make unequal things equal. A colouring book aimed at children in the age range that use colouring books floats the idea that men can have periods. The book, which invites kids to colour in images of Toni the Tampon, Marina the Menstrual Cup and Sebastian the Sponge explains to the five to eight year olds that men who have once been ladies and have decided to keep their baby making kit even though they sport facsimile of a man’s dangly bits created by surgery rather than nature, but nontheless are real women, can have periods just like ladies who wear skirts and brassieres and high heeled shoes and lipstick. The narrative such as it is also explains that ladies who were originally men get – well I suppose you’d have to call them virtual periods really, quite how this happens is not clear but I hope these is no tomato ketchup involved. Milo Yiannopoulis reports on this latest insanity from the politically correct brigade .

After giving us the basic, shocking details of this latest display of self regarding stupidity from those who ‘identify’ as left wing, the alt_right movement’s favourite gay man then goes on to explain that the creators of this book were concerned that when the time came to learn about reproductive biology (science, right?)  biological process involved in the female menstrual cycle and how they felt it was important that little boys did no feel left out when the subject was being covered.

If you have been around internet comment threads as long as I have you will have noticed that the people who promote this transgender shite are the same ones who, when anyone raises the topic of the very obvious flaws in climate science that have led to all the predictions of catastrophe being wrong, will call us ‘science deniers’ and scream that people who are not scientists don’t understand how science works so cannot question science or post that quote from the world’s worst scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “science is true whether or not you believe in it,” are the same as those who now try to tell us that somebody who was born male can have peroids, calling it ‘transphobic’ when anyone points out the truth that such a person is not a real biological woman and cannot ever have periods. Likewise these science believers (who are as deluded as Scientologists) tell that someone who has had an imitation penis fashioned from a bit of fat and gristle and takes lots of hormones so she can grow a bit of bumfluff on her chin is a real man even though he/she/zi/it cannot ever produce sperm.  I’m not an expert on biology but my understanding is that the cause of a woman’s period is the breaking down of the NATURAL lining of the NATURAL uterus . Turning a penis inside out does NOT create a NATURAL uterus, with a NATURAL lining to  shed. For the university brainwashed and those who believed the liar, embelzler, fraud, traitor and war criminal Hillary Clinton could have been an adequate President of the United states, no natural uterus means NO BLEEDING!No bleeding equals a very young female, a female past the first flush of middle age or something other than a female.

It’s fucking science you idiots.

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Investigation Casts New Doubt On WTC 9/11 Narrative

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World Trade Centre on 9/11 showing Tower 7 which was not hit by any aircraft, was not on fire, but collapsed anyway (picture source dickatleee.com)

The controversy goes on, fifteen years later. While it ought to be obvious even to the most casual observer that the way the twin towers collapsed on 9/11 did not look as if it could be the result of a random terror attack (and Tower 7 was not hit by anything – well a careless sparrow maybe,) many people who should know better but are in awe of authority continue to scream conspiracy theorist at even those well qualified in the appropriate science to challenge the official narrative.

Report casts new doubts on WTC official story

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Infant Twins Die Shortly After Being Vaccinated, Medical Board Rules ‘Just A Coincidence’

by Arthur Foxake

In this era of high tech health care and rapidly advancing developments of drug therapy, sudden infant death syndrome (cot death) is a rare thing in the developed world, around one per hundred according to World Health Organisation statistics. Given  that, you might think the sudden and simultaneous deaths of twins might cause some raised eyebrows among medical professionals , especially due to the fact the had been recently vaccinated with multi – vaccine shots. In fact, if we think of the vaccine health risk controversies in recent years (primarily MMR and HPV,) it ought to warrant quite a bit of attention and a few banner headlines in the more sensationalist tabloids. However, this story went largely unreported. (In order for twins to meet the criteria for simultaneous SIDS both babies must have died independently and within the same 24 hour time period.)

PubMed reports that the twin girls, aged 3.5-months and delivered via c-section, were found dead in their crib by their mother, both laying face up. It is reported that both babies were healthy and had no serious medical history. Two days before their death, both of the girls had received their second dose of oral polio, DPT, and their first dose of hepatitis B vaccines. They had a fever the day after the vaccines and were given a teaspoon of acetaminophen.

All that and yet, “the death scene investigation, judicial investigation, parental assessment, macroscopic and microscopic autopsy findings and the toxicological analysis didn’t yield any specific cause of death.”

Because the case was so rare it was referred to a board of multidisciplinary medical professionals at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, in the Ministry of Justice, in Istanbul. And yet, the Board still decided that the data they had was consistent with SIDS.

Just reflect a moment on this: a medical journal is reporting that recently vaccinated babies both died, but it’s nothing more than the luck of the draw. No doubt the sheeple scientists will resort to their tired, old and unscientific get out of jail car, “Corrrelation does not prove causation.” Well no, it doesn’t, but in many circumstances it is a pretty good place to start looking for a causal factor. That conclusion from the ministry in Istanbul makes about as much sense as pediatrician bell – ends who claim some kids “just get fevers all the time.”)

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