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Coriander Oil Could Tackle Food Poisoning and Drug-Resistant Infections

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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 01:20 AM
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Originally posted by hypervalentiodine
Plant scientists don't tend to have much to do with drug discovery or the isolation and structural elucidation of natural products. That's where we chemists come into it.


It is similar here in the UK, but there seems to be a growth now towards a biological arm, especially at the molecular level, that is facilitating the Chemistry side of things and the development of synthetic medicinal replacements, but with the ever increasing demand for biomass material, it appears to be more of a diversification, rather than a driven emphasis. For example, research into the medicinal properties of hemp are being enabled because funding is available in order to explore it's long term efficiency as a biomass provider for fuel production. The biologists are mapping the traditional product, or raw plant material, identifiying the active compounds, data which is then being fed into Big Pharma research and development.

The university system in the UK is far more reliant on independent funding at the research level, often from the private and corporate sector, many universities have had to develop extensive corporate relations in order to develop an international standard in research. Our blue skies research is sadly, almost 0. At the University of York where I work, a large proportion of our project funding is from overseas, in my department, most of our funding is from the US, both the private and public sectors. We are even growing plants on behalf of the US military. As much of the plant breeding work that is going on is being monitored at the molecular level, and more and more plants are being genetically mapped, we are identifying the processes involved in the natural synthesis of active compounds. Chemists and plant biologists, I predict, will be working increasingly along parallel lines as we move on into the future.




posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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For example, research into the medicinal properties of hemp are being enabled because funding is available in order to explore it's long term efficiency as a biomass provider for fuel production. The biologists are mapping the traditional product, or raw plant material, identifiying the active compounds, data which is then being fed into Big Pharma research and development.


I understand your point of view regarding the research being good in order to seperate fact from fiction but I do not like it that they would be profiting from plant materials that should be readily available for all. Rick Simpson grew medical hemp and concentrated it then gave it (no charge) to people with cancer and other serious medical ailments. There is a movie about it on the site in the link below. All of those in the movie that received it reported they were cured. There are a couple of faults of the movie though in that it did not say if anyone was treated and not cured and there is no clinical evaluation but I thought it was a very interesting movie.

www.phoenixtearsmovie.com...



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 09:06 PM
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Below are some of the reported benefits of Coriander. When selecting Essential Oils it is best to obtain 100% pure product. There are many sites as well as health food stores that sell products diluted with water or alcohol. I much prefer the undiluted type that I can dilute myself as needed. Since only a small amount is used at any one time (measured in drops) a 15ml bottle will last a long time. I have not tried Coriander yet but have used other oils with good results.




Aromatherapy Uses: This oil helps to removes toxins and stimulates circulation. Eases muscular stiffness. Relieves arthritis and inflammatory conditions. Estrogen like effects, helping to regulate menstruation. May be useful during menopause.

Skin: stretch marks, scars

Muscular/Skeletal: arthritis, gout, muscle aches & pains, rheumatism, stiffness

Cardio-vascular/ Lymphatic: accumulation of fluids or toxins, increases circulation Immune: colds, influenza, infectious diseases, measles

Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: impotence, frigidity, infertility, estrogen stimulant for irregular periods, post partum care (depression)

Nervous Brain/ Mind: debility, migraine, neuralgia, nervous exhaustion, insomnia; gentle mental stimulant, bad memory, dizziness, shock, fear.

Blends well with: Bergamot, cinnamon, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, neroli and orange essential oils.



Source:
www.alternative-healthresources.com...,17



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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we make are own coriander ricotta at the resturante i work for. its to die for



good news is good casuse i have been eating alot of that stuff



posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by LuFri
I understand your point of view regarding the research being good in order to seperate fact from fiction but I do not like it that they would be profiting from plant materials that should be readily available for all. Rick Simpson grew medical hemp and concentrated it then gave it (no charge) to people with cancer and other serious medical ailments. There is a movie about it on the site in the link below. All of those in the movie that received it reported they were cured. There are a couple of faults of the movie though in that it did not say if anyone was treated and not cured and there is no clinical evaluation but I thought it was a very interesting movie.

www.phoenixtearsmovie.com...




Thanks for the link.


I don't know that I would go as far as to say that the research is 'good', some of the plant work that is going on is amazing and highly interesting, but the motivation, as with most exploration, is driven by profit or at the very least seeking new profit markets. Which is how the world currently goes around, and sadly, pretending otherwise doesn't change anything. I'm not a scientist, but in my current job I work with scientists. I don't, often, approve of the attitude of some of those scientists, which as often as not descends to, manipulating living organisms to get them to fit our purpose. And with some incredible results. Plants are being 'created' that will extract metals and explosives from the soil they are planted in, and we do need to find alternative fuel sources. But there is a very casual attitude to 'life' and almost no awareness for the 'bigger picture', or wider implications.

Personally I'm with you, if there is a cure for cancer, for anything that causes suffering, then it should be freely available, as nature intended, but, that isn't the world we live in.

edit on 10-9-2011 by KilgoreTrout because: sloppy




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