The number 2 spot has rotated among sweet orange, banana, and grape, and other crop rankings move one or two places over time. Keep in mind that FAO statistics are estimates at best, and keeping up with the dozens of fruit crops grown in over countries worldwide is a daunting task. In all, the NES categories include over 43 million metric tons of fleshy fruits and half a million metric tons of nut crops that collectively would rank 7 in the top 20 list. This statistic is reflective of the great diversity of fruit crops grown around the world.
By comparison, in herbalism the whole plant is used. Thus, the medicinal properties of the plant need to be defined in terms of the action of the whole. This requires different methods of analysis and different standards of definition.
These have not yet been settled upon by herbalists. For instance, do we define the medicinal properties of the plant by its major medicinal constituents or as a whole entity containing those constituent parts?
This touches upon the issue of reductionism versus holism.
Herbalists as individuals and as a community can make the choice whether they want to define medicinal plants according to the reductionist approach of biomedicine, the holistic approach of natural medicine, or both.
The following paper represents a study of a medicinal plant according to the holistic approach, so that the emphasis is placed upon understanding the plant as a whole entity, containing constituents, rather than as a group of constituent parts.
An intuitive method is used, since the intuition comprehends patterns that unite separate phenomena into a whole. The results of intuitive research are checked against historical usage, pharmacology, and clinical experience.
The paper therefore suggests methods and definitions through which the understanding of the whole plant as a medicinal agent can be developed. In addition, it provides a demonstration of how an herbalist the author enlarged his understanding of the medicinal properties of an herb, Rabbit Tobacco, Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.
Introduction The usual approach in science is reductionistic, i. The part can isolated, quantified, and its action tested. Thus, biomedicine would study the active ingredients in order to understand the action of the whole plant.
In holistic medicine, on the other hand, the greatest value is placed on understanding and treating the whole organism. Likewise, it is supposed that the whole medicinal substance, say the plant, is superior to the fragmented parts the constitute the whole plant.
Methods of Study 1. In other words, the plant is not just a slurry of different chemicals, but possesses an inherent wholeness that unites these diverse ingredients into a single, operative entity. We are not used to thinking of plants like this. We do not think of them as being individual entities with specific traits.
The plant is not a bundle of separate chemicals, but is an intelligent being the directs all of these constituents in an integrated, self-maintaining, self-healing fashion. The separate parts are bound together by an entity-like core, and this, as director of the parts, has characteristic habits and expressions, just like a personality.
Now we are really speaking of the plant species as an untity, rather than the individual plant, because each individual reacts much the same as other members of the same the species.
All have the same genetic programming. A bunch of chemicals by themselves could not navigate the many threats posed by evolution and natural selection; rather it is the intelligence of the specific life form that reacts to environmental stress. This underlying personality in turn reflects the medicinal properties of the whole plant because it contains them and uses them altogether, in concert, for its own survival.
Studying personality via the intuition. In order to understand a plant in such a way it is necessary to draw upon a wide range of resources than the material alone.
We might think of how we do this in regard to analyzing humans. Some are more hidden and some are more readily displayed. Some, like George Washington, Adolf Hitler, or Leonardo da Vinci, remain to some extent hidden, unknown, and inexplicable, while others, like Abraham Lincoln, Vincent Van Gogh, or Winston Churchill, seem almost to have poured themselves out, to the last drop, and left very little in hiding.
It is through their actions and appearance that we understand such people, not their chemistry, and it is the same with the medicinal powers of plants. In using them we gain experience and insight.
Additional information is supplied by their taste, smell, touch, and appearance. The natural history, stages of growth, and environmental niche supply additional knowledge. Chemical constituents contribute to our understanding, but they are not the basis for a well-rounded knowledge of either the medicinal properties, or the personality of the plant.Definition of family in English: family.
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