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What is a lymphogogue?
It moves lymph from tissues, through channels/nodes, to circulation to eliminate wastes.
When to use lymphogogues?
When tissues are full, boggy, edematous and when lymph glands are full and palpable; remove unwanted tissue or tumor: endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors.
What to do in addition to lymphogogues?
add an alterative, exercise, hydro, antioxidants, Vit A, E, selenium, double water intake
Difference between liver alterative and lymphagogue?
alterative = sponge, lymphogogue = water - if either are dirty the table won't get clean.
What is the best lymphogogue?
exercise
Overlooked Slow acting highly effective lymphogogues?
Menispermum canadense and Polymnia uvedalia.
Common fast acting lymphogogues?
Iris versicolor for soft glandular swelling and Phytolacca americana for harder swellings/benign breast mass. can be toxic.
Menispermum canadense:
(yellow parilla)
Actions?
ALTERATIVE, bitter, diuretic, laxative, expectorant
Menispermum canadense:
(YELLOW parilla)
Indications?
(name 4, 2 are COLOR-related)
skin BROWN
tongue coated with RED tip
irregular appetite
constipation
Menispermum canadense:
(yellow parilla)
Why was my father called 'the turtle' in bed?
Many-sperma can-of-dense:
He was SLOW TO ACT but VERY EFFECTIVE
Menispermum canadense:
(yellow parilla)
What is the upshot to being slow to act?
much less toxic than Iris versicolor, Phytolacca americana, or any of these dramatic herbs
Menispermum canadense:
(yellow parilla)
Active constituents?
(name 4 classes)
alkaloids
tannin
gum
resin
Menispermum canadense:
(yellow parilla)
Name 2 must know constituents? (both alkaloids)
BERBERINE & MENISPINE
Menispermum canadense:
(yellow parilla)
Best for?
chronic arthritis inflamm with lymphadenopathy
Menispermum canadense:
(yellow parilla)
Safe for pregnancy?
Hell no! It's got berberine.
Phytolacca decandra:
(poke root)
Actions?
(name 5)
ALTERATIVE, anodyne, immune-stimulant, emetic, cathartic
Phytolacca decandra:
(poke root)
Indications?
(name 5)
1.pallid mucous membranes with ulcerations
2.HARD glandular enlargements
3.ORCHITIS
4.soreness of mammary glands
5.mastitis, parotidis
Phytolacca decandra:
(poke root)
Active constituents?
(name 6)
1.TRITERPENOID SAPONINS
2.alkaloid --PHYTOLACCINE
3.glycoside -PHYTOLACCOSIDE B
4.tannin
5.formic acid
6.resins
Phytolacca decandra:
(poke root)
What is the significance of triterpenoid saponins?
TRITERPENOID SAPONINS which are anti-inflamm via stim BOTH B & T LYMPHOCYTES
Phytolacca decandra:
(poke root)
Toxicity?
emesis, catharsis, slows heart & respirations, convulsions, & NON-SPECIFIC ELEVATION OF WBCs
Phytolacca decandra:
(poke root)
Is part of what famous formula?
HEMP
Podophyllum peltatum:
(mayapple)
Actions?
ALTERATIVE, CATHARTIC, irritant, emetic, cholagogue
Podophyllum peltatum:
(mayapple)
Indications?
(name 3)
1.Fullness of tissues, particularly fullness of veins
2.dirty yellowish coating of tongue
3.dizziness
Podophyllum peltatum:
(mayapple)
Active constituents?
PODOPHYLLIN - name for all RESINS found in Podophyllum
(includes Podophyllotoxin & Podophyllic acid)
Podophyllum peltatum:
(mayapple)
Toxicity?
You bet! Causes wide spectrum of external & internal sxs.
Podophyllum peltatum
(mayapple)
During pregnancy?
Hell no! teratogenic.
Dr. Brett said she wouldn't ask about this one, but this was not in the typed notes:
Polymnia uvedalia:
uvedalia
Classical use?
To regrow hair
Solanum dulcamara:
(Woody nightshade, bittersweet)
Why is it not used anymore?
Too slow acting
Tsuga canadensis:
(hemlock spruce)
(though she said she could've picked any evergreen)
Actions?
ANTI-TUSSIVE, EXPECTORANT, ALERATIVE, ASTRINGENT, irritant, antisptic
Tsuga canadensis:
(hemlock spruce)
Indications?
general asthesia with feeble digestion, pale & relaxed mucosa, broncho-pulmonary
Tsuga canadensis:
(hemlock spruce)
Contra-indications?
in acute & hot inflamms
Tsuga canadensis:
(hemlock spruce OR arbor vitae)
Active constituents?
MANY RESINS, fixed oil, volatile oils including [PINENE)
Tsuga canadensis:
(hemlock spruce)
High in?
flavonooids, vit c, even edible
Rumex crispus
Rumex obtusifolia
(yeloow dock)
Family?
Plygonaceae
Rumex crispus
Indication?
-vitiated bolld with chronic skin disorders
-feeble recuperative powers, chronic sore throat
-nervous dyspepsia
Rumex crispus
Properties?
astringent
cholagogue
bitter tonic
Rumex crispus
constituents?
root: imoden(anthraquinone glycosides, tannins
leaves: flavonoids, oxalic acid, rumicin
Rumex crispus
organ affinities?
skin, liver, small intestine
Rumex crispus
temp?
warm, tonic
Rumex crispus
What did Dr. Brett said?
Pregnant woman can take it for absoption of iron without side effect of constipation
Rumex acetosella
family?
plygonaceae
Rumex acetosella
properties?
astringent, cholagugue, bitter, diuretic
Rumex acetosella
indication?
febrile and inflammaotry dz, esp. scorbutic dz. indolent tumors or boils, a tendency to degeneration of the tissues
Rumex acetosella
constituents?
tannins, flavonoids, oxalic acid, bitter principle
Rumex acetosella
organ affininty?
liver, lymph
Rumex acetosella
temp?
neutral, tonic
Sambucus ebulos
properties?
diuretic, purgative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, bitter, immune tonic
Sambucus ebulos
indications?
-skin dz when tissues are full, flabby and edematous, the epidermis separates and the discharge of serum is abundant forming crusts
-indolent ulcers with soft, edematous edges
-post-scarlatinal dropsy
Sambucus ebulos
constituents?
tannins, valeric acid, flavonoids including rutin, isoquercitrine and kampherol, proanthocanadins, essential oil, resin
sambucus ebulos
organ affinities?
skin, joints
Sambucus ebulos
temp?
cool, tonic
Sambucus ebulos
family?
caprifoliaceae