Natural Medicines from Animals

Animals have been used as medicinal resources for the treatment and relieve of a myriad of illnesses and diseases in practically every human culture. Animal-based medicines have been elaborated from parts of the animal body, from products of its metabolism (corporal secretions and excrements), or from non-animal materials (nests and cocoons). Insects have proven to be very important as sources of drugs for modern medicine since they have immunological, analgesic, antibacterial, diuretic, anesthetic, and anti-rheumatic properties. Animals have been methodically tested by pharmaceutical companies as sources of drugs to the modern medical science. Regarding fish, several compounds have been extracted and these are employed as remedies in the official medicine. Toxins in snake, spider, centipede, and other species’ venom have shown promise for treating chronic pain, heart conditions, blood clots, type 2 diabetes, and more

  • Animal derived Pharmaceuticals
  • Venomous animals as a source of drugs
  • Use of animals and animal products in traditional health care system
  • Reptiles used in traditional folk medicine
  • Medicinal Uses of Birds

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