GECKOES:New Treatment for Ailments?
By:Jed Russell A. Labrador
Some says that these is the latest promotion by those who believe in traditional asian medicine.But I don’t believe in that particular asian medicine, because World Health Organization (WHO) announced that geckos can cure diseases have absolutely no credebility and proveness and the rumor that the reptile can help cure aids is not TRUE,and they reiterates that until today there is no direct treatment for HIV.And on my other research, that the Philppine Department of Health (DOH) continues to warn filipinos of the great risk they place themselves in when they rely on gecko treatment modality;that the use of geckos for treatment of HIV,asthma,and other ailments has no scientific basis.The danger in gecko treatment lies in the sufferers improper treatment or their delay in seeking appropriate treatment.
But I say that herbal medicine is much better than the geckos,because herbal medicine involves the use of plants for medicinal purposes. The term “herb” includes leaves, stems,flowers,fruits,seeds,roots, and bark,although in many traditions other naturally occurring substances including animal and mineral products are also used. There can be little doubt that the use of plants for healing purposes is the most ancient form of medicine known. Men and women, led by instinct,taste,and experience,used plants for healing which were not part of their normal diet;the physical evidence for herbalism goes back some 60,000 years to a neanderthal burial site uncovered in 1960.
In china,HUANG Di,the legendary yellow emperor is credited with writing the yellow emperor’s classic of internal medicine,which lists 12 herbal prescriptions.The authorship of china’s first material medica is credited to mythical shen nong (divine father),the yellow emperors predecessor. The egyptians are valso renowned for the use of herbs ,and official schools for herbalists existed in egypt as early as 3000 BC. The Ebers papyrus,written around 1500 BC and discovered in 1862,contains around 876 prescriptions made up of more than 500 diff. substances. Many of the founders of the ancient greek schools of medicine owned their learning to the Egyptians.
Hippocrates was tutored by Egyptian priest-doctors, and his writing mentioned over 250 medicinal plants. A vast body of Greco-Roman knowledge, much of which had been lost to europe in dark ages,was reintroduced to europe knowledge, when the crusaders returned from the middle east. In india too, traditional medicine transported a large number of herbal remedies; the indian material medica, published in 1908, listed 2982 medicinal plants.during 18th and 19th centuries, many eurpians immigrated to north america. These settlers discovered that the indigenous indian population was skilled by using the native plants as medicines and they began to incorporate them into their own remedies. Many of these new herbal remedies from america were also brought back to Europe.
People in ancient times, recognized their dependence on nature of their basic need,as to the medical aspect of their life.they have found out that certain plants have healing factors. Most of them utilize the plants available to relieve aches and pains,cure illness and diseases. This became their experties and named as herbal medicine.As time went on, the emergence of modern scientific methodologies and techniqes in treating illness come and were established.The trend of this modernizing influence was a threat to different herbal medicine, will be placed with the product of new drugs by the constantly advancing pharmaceutical industry;it is a reality that science has brought great impact in today’s health care because of the introduction of modern days. But still, many people appreciate and make use of medicinal plants.
But other institutions are now working out a mass processing and distribution plan of these plants in refined form,however, these mdicinal plants could be just as effective in their natural forms, direct from the garden or backyard. The leaves and flower could be boiled; juices could be extracted from leaves.
The researchers has been able to come up with this problem I have learned the importance of azadirchta Indica (neem tree) in other and it’s profound uses to treat several impairment and the researchers are investigating if the plant here and locality would be utilized by the people and would benefit the majority so that it will help them alleviate their standards of living by means of improving their health status.It is better that we seek proper treatment that has undergone extensive preclinical trials both among cells grown in laboratory or animals before bieng tested on it’s safety among human use and that establishes the mechanism on how it works and also knowing what does not work rather than seeking treatment modalities still unfounded.And for the reptiles protection, the deprtment of environmental and natural resources of the philippines running after those who are hunting geckos to protect them to extinction,because I think geckos are sometimes dangerous to humans when they stick on to you and they don’t come off from your skin.So I think that we shoudn’t hunt more geckos before they fight back. But in this case we only need is to keep safe always. Geckos are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 to 60 cm. Most geckos cannot blink, but they often lick their eyes to keep them clean and moist. They have a fixed lens within each iris that enlarges in darkness.