Obesity is a very common global health problem, and it is known to be linked to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Western medical treatments for obesity have many drawbacks, including effects on monoamine neurotransmitters and the potential for drug abuse and dependency. The safety of these medications requires improvement. Herbal medicine has been used for treatment of disease for more than 2000 years, and it has proven efficacy. 2a. Which of the traditional medicinal plants that you studied works against obesity as well as asthma? What are the other uses of this plant? (1+2) 2b. What are the disadvantages of traditional medicine (write at least 4 disadvantages)? (2) 2c. Which natural medicine is used as laxative in small doses and cathartic in large doses (the one you studied)? Write down the other uses of this natural medicine. (1+2) 2d. What is the full form of DRI? What are the components that need to be considered to determine DRI?

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