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Pulmonaria officinalis properties?
demulcent, expectorant, astringent
Pulmonaria officinalis temp?
neutral, tonic
Pulmonaria officinalis indication?
chronic, dry or explosive coughs
Pulmonaria officinalis constituents?
mucilages (arabinogalactans, silicic acid, tannin, saponin)
Pulmonaria officinalis organ affinity?
Pulmonaria officinalis family?
Pulmonaria officinalis part used?
Pulmonaria officinalis dose?
tea is best! 1.5 Tbsp fresh or 1Tbsp dry leaves/cup; infuse for 15 min; take 1cup q3h
Pulmonaria officinalis what dr Brett said?
know there are two different herbs.
1. Pulmonaria officinalis=lungwort herb (not impo)
2. Sticta pulmonaria=lungwort moss/lichen (the one we’ll use)
Pueraria lobata properties?
antispasmodic, diaphoretic, astringent, circulatory-stimulant
Pueraria lobata indication?
most commonly used fro EPI Heat with upper neck tension and headache
Pueraria lobata constituents?
puerarin, puerarin-xyloside
Pueraria lobata organ affinity?
circulation, muscles, (Chinese: Spleen and stomach)
Pueraria lobata temp?
sweet, cool, tonic
Pueraria lobata family?
Pueraria lobata part used?
Pueraria lobata dose?
500mg capsules-1 qid. tincture;1-3ml qid.
Pueraria lobata what dr Brett said?
make tea with Pueraria lobata for upper neck muscle tension, constriction, headache
Sanguinaria canadensis properties?
diuretic, emetic, emmenagogue, stimulating expectorant, febrifuge, cardiac-sedative
Sanguinaria canadensis indications?
burning and itching mucous membranes esp. the pharynx, Eustachian tubes, and ears
Sanguinaria canadensis constituents?
alkaloids including sanguinarine(isoquinoine alkaloid), chelerythrine, potopine, homochelidine
Sanguinaria canadensis temp?
small doses=warm and sedating
large doses=hot and stimulating
Sanguinaria canadensis organ affinities?
mucous membranes, circulation
Sanguinaria canadensis family?
Sanguinaria canadensis part used?
Sanguinaria canadensis dose?
best in tincture or acetal, but well diluted with water and other tinctures too.
5gtt-1ml qid
Sanguinaria canadensis toxicity?
slow irregular cardiac actions, DEATH by cardiac and respiratory failure, gastralgia, nausea, diaphoresis, increased expectoration, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, muscular relaxation
Sanguinaria canadensis what dr Brett said?
less is better! if dosage doesn’t work, take less, it will work better. large doses can cause the same irritating cough you are trying to treat!
Scilla maritima properties?
GI irritant, diuretic, cardioactive, cathartic, expectorant
Scilla maritima indications?
chronic cough with scanty, tenacious expectoration renal prob
Scilla maritima constituents?
scillitoxin (digitalis-like action like cardiac glycoside)=scillarin A, proscillaridin, scillipicrin(bitter principle), scillin(numbing) , scillain(bitter glycoside)
Scilla maritima organ affinity?
cardiovascular system, lungs
Scilla maritima temp?
cool, stimulating
Scilla maritima family?
Scilla maritima part used?
inner fleshy scales of the bulb
Scilla maritima dose?
tincture or capsules(whole dried bulb) required b/c not soluble in water.
5-10gtt q2h
Scilla maritima toxicity?
Death in 10-24hrs d/t gastroenteritis, nephritis or cardiac block, nausea, vomiting, abd cramps
Scilla maritima what dr Bret said?
Don’t use Scillia maritima for respiratory!!! it might cause CHF!!!!
Sticta pulmonaria properties?
amphoteric expectorant, anodyne, mild anti-inflammatory
Sticta pulmonaria indications?
soreness and dull pectoral muscles pain increased by deep breathing
irritative cough
persistent dry rasping wheezing/short hacking cough with quick thoracic wall pain
pain in the shoulders, back, and neck, extending to the occiput
Sticta pulmonaria constituents?
stictic acid
Sticta pulmonaria organ affinities?
Sticta pulmonaria temp?
neutral, tonic
Sticta pulmonaria family?
Sticta pulmonaira part used?
whole lichen
Sticta pulmonaria dose?
tincture is best. 0.5-1.5ml tid
Sticta pulmonaria what dr Brett said?
can take in tea but poorly soluble in water.
algae and moss-good combo
Symplocarpus foetidus properties?
diaphoretic, expectorant, antispasmodic
Symplocarpus foetidus indications?
nervous irritability, asthma, whooping cough, chronic coughs w/catarrh.
Symplocarpus foetidus constituents?
volatile oil, resin, “acrid principle”
Symplocarpus foetidus organ affinities?
Symplocarpus foetidus temp?
warm, stimulating
Symplocarpus foetidus family?
Symplocarpus foetideus part used?
Symplocarpus foetidus dose?
some feel must use fresh for volatile components,
others feel need to dry b/f tincture to reduce toxicity.
tincture fresh root: 0.5-1ml q2h
Symplocarpus foetidus what dr Brett said?
Smells really bad!!!
large doses can cause a burning sensation in the mouth and throat!
(one of the tinture she brought to class!!)
Tussilago farfara properties?
demulcent, anti-inflammatory, expectorant
Tussilago farfara indications?
asthma, whooping cough, laryngitis, pharyngitis
Tussiliago farfara constituents?
triterpenes, mucilage, saponin, inulin, alkaloids, tussilagin(pyrrolizidine alkaloids), senkirkin(pyrrolizidine alkaloids)
Tussiliago farfara organ affinity?
Tussiliago farfara temp?
neutral, tonic to sedative
Tussiliago farfara family?
Tussiliago farfara part used?
leaves and flowers
Tussiliago farfara dose?
1Tbsp dried leaf or flower/cup inuse 15min; take 1/2cup qid.
ticture: 1-2ml qid
Tussiliago farfara toxicity?
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids found in this herb;
1. tussilagin
2. senkirkin
1~2yrs use may cause hemanioendothelial sarcoma of liver
Tussiliago farfara what dr Brett said?
Don't use it b/c of pyrrolizidine alkaloids!