Medicine is one of the most important necessities for people. The term “Medicine” comes from the Latin word ‘Medicina” which means “the art of healing’. Medicine is a part of public life and a branch of health science concerned with the restoration and the maintenance of human health by way of study, inspection, treatment and preventing of diseases, injuries and other damages to the mind and the body. Medicine is the science of the body system and an area of knowledge comprising diseases and their treatments. It is a branch of medical science that involves treatment with the use of exercise, diet, drugs and various other non-surgical procedures. It is also used for maintaining the health of an individual. Agents like drugs are used for treating injuries and diseases.
There are different varieties of medicines used for treating different injuries and diseases. There are herbal medicines derived from different varieties of plants. Such medicines are also known as phytomedicine or botanical medicines referring to the use of the berries, roots, bark, leaves, flowers and even seeds of a plant for medicinal purpose. Herbalism is practiced outside traditional medicine and it is fast becoming mainstream with updated analysis and research showing the value of herbal medicines in the prevention and the treatment of various diseases. There are many people who advocate the use of herbal medicines because they are pure as they are derived from plants and at the same time they do not have any harmful ingredients. These medicines are also used for curing fever, cough, toothache and other diseases. Herbalists generally treat different conditions like premenstrual syndrome, asthma, eczema, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and menopausal symptoms by prescribing herbal medicines.