Construir a paz nas mentes dos homens e das mulheres

Medicine's 'green revolution'

The discovery in plants of active substances which, in themselves or after further chemical transformation, have powerful therapeutic effects has led to what might be termed a "green revolution" in medicine. In many cases, chemists are finding scientific confirmation of the healing properties of plants traditionally used in popular medicine.

Taken from the Atlas of Indo-Tibetan Medicine, our cover photo, represents the "Tree of Therapy". The left hand stem, the "stem of nutrition", represents dietary treatments for various illnesses; the second stem from the left, the "stem of the way of life", recommends appropriate life styles for patients; the third stem, "the stem of medicines", demonstrates the properties of various medicines; the fourth stem, the "stem of corrigents", illustrates acupuncture, massage and surgical operations.

Read this issue. Donwload the PDF.

July 1979