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WILMINGTON, NC, March 08, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Co-authors Dagmar and Rene Daniel have announced the release of 'Medicine of Quetzalcoatl, Traditional Medicine, Aztec Herbs and Modern Science'. The new book presents knowledge derived from Aztec physicians and healers, who collected and identified the Aztec herbs and their potential for the treatment of human diseases.
Each culture develops its own system of health care, which includes its practitioners, treatment methods and medications the practitioners dispense to their patients. Contemporary medicine is evidence-based and relies on science. For this reason some modern cultures tend to dismiss the pre-scientific systems of medicine, which is put together under the common label of traditional medicine. Yet, as shown in this book, traditional medicine was and is the source of many modern medications.
Written for the layman, the new book focuses on the medicine practiced by the inhabitants of the Aztec Empire. Although the Aztec Empire is long gone, early explorers have preserved the Aztec knowledge. Many of the herbs used by Aztecs are still used today, and quite a few of them are the subject of scientific studies. The goal of the book is to summarize and analyze the scientific evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of these plants, and to show which of these plants could be a potential source for investigational drugs, which may lead to new, science-based treatments.
"We poured our hearts and knowledge into this book. We hope our readers are as excited by the ancient medical expertise as we are and perhaps come up with new ways to treat modern diseases". Rene Daniel
'Medicine of Quetzalcoatl' includes a full alphabetical listing of Aztec medicinal plants, a bibliography and a full plant index.
A recent Amazon review called the book, " . . . one of the best documented on the medicinal uses of Aztec Herbs." and stated, " . . .the illustrations of Traditional Medicine, Aztec Herbs and Modern Science are extremely well done, and the interpretation is on the mark. This is a remarkable book to read if you're interested in herbal medicine."
Dagmar and Rene Daniel are available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by Rene_Daniel@verizon.net. 'Medicine of Quetzalcoatl' is available at Amazon.
Dagmar Daniel is a student at the Wissahickon School District, Ambler, Pennsylvania. She is the winner of the international MPACGroup Top Design Award 2016 of the Cubes in Space Program for the design of an experiment, which measures the intraocular pressure during the ascending phase of a rocket flight.
Rene Daniel, M.D., Ph.D. is a physician and a scientist. He is board certified in internal medicine and practices in Pennsylvania. His Doctor of Philosophy degree was awarded in the field of molecular biology and genetics in 1997. He published over forty of scientific articles including articles in Science, Nature Cell biology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He also published three SFF novels (Spear of Seth, The Last Secret of Nikola Tesla and Homunculus and the Seal of Solomon).
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