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9 Cards in this Set

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Tanacetum vulgare
Flower used
Action: abortifacient, fetotoxic, antiparasitic
Indications: Intestinal parasites
CI: pregnancy, lactation, do not use long term
Adverse effects: convulsions, arrythmia, vomiting, rigid pupils, diarrhea, GI pain, Uterine bleeding, tachypnea, loss of consciousness.
NB: The volatile oil is overall much more toxic than the crude herb.
Taraxacum officinale
Dandelion Leaf
Action: bitter digestive, anti HPV, diuretic (Na sparing)
Indications: bitter (hypochlorhydria, gas, constipation, anorexia, ect)
Diuretic: Lower UTI, edema, stones
Can put fresh sap from stem on warts
CI: active ulcers, gastritis, GERD, biliary obstruction, diarrhea, ect
Can cause nausea
No toxicity
No interactions but may increase gut motility
Taraxacum Root
bitter digestive stimulant, hepatoprotective
Indications: hypochlorhydria, maldigestion, constipation and hepatitis
CI: same as with all bitters
Can cause nausea
No toxicity
Thuja occidentalis leaf
Action: immunomodulating, anti HPV
Indications: Pharyngitis, tonsillitis, topically on warts
CI: Pregnancy, use of volatile oil, long term use, high doses
Adverse effects: toxicity manifests as convulsions, hallucinations, nightmares, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, impotence, fatty liver
Toxicity the volatile oil contains the trpenoid thujone, which is neurotoxic and carcinogenic and therefor should not be used.
Interactions are unknown
Thymus vulgaris
Thyme (leaf)
Antimicrobial, anti h. pylori, counterirritant
Indications: Crude herb or volatile oil internally: gastroenteritis, h. pylori, viral, fungal and bacterial infections in genera. asthma, COPD, pertussis
Topical volatile oil: myalgia, osteoarthritis, RA, Sprain, Strain, headache
CI: high doses of volatile oil
Toxicity: high doses are potentially neurotoxic or lethal
Interactions non known
Trifolium pratense
Red Clover (flower)
Legume family (sweet) has cooling quality
Constituents: isoflavones
Action: phytoestrogen
Antispasmodic-coughs (croup/whooping cough)
Salivary gland congestion
Pharyngeal inflammation
Blood thinner
Specific for swollen and hard Lymph nodes stiffness of neck
Also good for menopausal women to modulate estrogen and decrease elevated TG's
CI: pregnancy
Interactions: Blood thinners
Ulmus rubra
slippery elm (bark)
Demulcent and also soothing to lungs and urinary tract
Indication: gastritis, ulcer, internal cystitis, lower UTI, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, dry cough, GERD, bulking laxative, diuretic
CI: phlegmy cough
NB: this herb has a severe environmental impact because elm's have become less abundant dt disease.
CI: Must be taken with plenty of water. May slow absorption of other medications or herbs
Usnea barbarta
Old man's beard
Action: antimicrobial and antifungal
Drying and Cooling
Indicated: infections with fever
For respiratory, urinary, GI infections
Toxicity: Usnic acid may cause hepatotoxicity
Urtica dioica
Stinging nettle (root)
Flavonoids, lectins
Prostatic agent
Inhibits cell proliferation. Binds to SHBG
Also Astringent good to stop bleeding