Pharmacognosy - medicinal plants (herbs)
Pharmacognosy

Tema I: Introduction to Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products

Medicinal plants and their uses

The process of human development was imposing the homo sapiens a multitude of problems whose solutions were improving their living conditions on the road to sustainability on the planet. 

 

This used the resources that nature could make available to the conservation of the species that will simply just had to take it and use it.

 

Thus the man protected his tribal group of changes in time using the benefits of forests and caves, mineral resources naturally and the remains of shells to use as vases and simple tools. 

 

The animal kingdom took the skins to keep warm and the sun, while the flesh served as food and making dissimilar activities that allowed these rustic instruments. 

 

But the increased use that gave the man of nature was in the plant kingdom as it took the plants that served as food for the construction of their houses and ships, to soothe the pains of disease, for use in their makeup for magic rituals - religious and also became aware of the aesthetic values ​​of this world. 

 

In a later stage in which man learned to domesticate plants, proceeded to classify and select them for different uses. In that cognitive development was establishing the relationship between the nutritional value, cosmetic, decorative and therapeutic plant that immense world infinite in its variety and its use.

 

The purpose of this section is to present three considerations with plants commonly used in the culinary arts, which are handy in any kitchen or just modest decorating the garden or balcony and can solve or prevent a disease in any group member family also be used in skin care and hair.

 

Among the plants are exposed to these features follows. For more information visit Herbs - Medicinal plants.

MEDICINAL PLANTS

USES

Culinary

Cosmetic

Decorative

Oleander

 

 

garden

Basil

salad dressing

oil

Garden pots

Almond

Fruit

oil

 

Anise

flavoring

 

 

Avocado

salad 

oil

 

Garlic

seasoning

 

 

Rice

Cereal

 

 

Hazelnut

Fruit

 

 

Eggplant

salad 

oil

 

 

Bougainvillea

 

 

garden

Cocoa

food

 

 

Coffee

drink

 

 

Pumpkin

food

 

 

Marigold

 

 

Garden pots

Cinnamon

flavoringseasoning

 

 

Onion

saladseasoning

Coriander

Seasoning

 

 

Plum

Fruit

 

 

Coconut

Fruit

oil

oil

Garden

Cumin

Seasoning

 

 

Spinach

Seasoning

salad

 

 

Strawberry

Fruit

 

 

Sunflower

oil

oil

Garden pots

Soursop

Fruit

 

 

Guava

Fruit

 

 

Jasmine

 

 

Garden

Lettuce

salad

 

 

Lime

Fruit

 

 

Mandarin

Fruit

 

 

Cashew

Fruit

 

 

Marilope

 

 

Marpacífico

 

 

Garden

Mustard

Seasoning

 

 

Laurel

Seasoning

 

Garden

Lemon

Fruit

 

 

Corn

Cereal

 

 

Apple

Fruit

 

 

Bitter orange

Fruit

 

 

Nut

Fruit,

Seasoning

 

 

Olive

oilFruit

oil

 

Oregano

Seasoning

 

Garden pots

Papaya

Fruit

 

 

Potato

food

 

 

Cucumber

salad

masks

 

Parsley

saladSeasoning

 

 

Pepper

saladSeasoning

 

 

Pineapple

Fruit

 

 

Banana

Fruit

 

 

Okra

salad

 

 

Radish

salad

 

 

Beet

salad

 

 

Aloe

 

secretions

Garden pots

Tamarind

Fruit

 

 

Tea

drink

 

 

Tomato

salad

 

 

Grapefruit

Fruit

 

 

Purslane

salad

 

 

Carrot

saladdrink

 

 

Sapodilla

Fruit

 

 

 

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