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what constituent of larrea tridentata make safety an issue?
NDGA. 40-50%, a lignan
larrea should be used for no longer than...
3 months consecutively
what's the deal with NDGA
hepatotoxicity, kidney damamge from o-quinone form
a plant with coating and healing effects is called
demulcent/mucilage
these kind of plants are best for use in inflammation, hyperacidity and cough
demulcent/mucilage
this action increases the flow of bile adn GI acids
bitter
these kind of plants can be used to increase digestive function
bitter
this action causes release of the bowels/peristalsis
purgative/emetic/laxative
these kind of plants are used to release toxicity and constipation
purgative/emetic/laxative
this action is to constrict and bind
astringent
these kind of plants are used to control secretions and bleeding
astringent
this action was warming effects on maldigestion
pungent/carminative
these kind of plants are used to relieve gas and bloating
pungent/carminative
name some plants in the asteracea family
cynara scolymus
arctium lappa
matricaria recutita
taraxum officinalis
silybum marianum
this asteracea family member helps with anorexia and is the most hypoallergenic of the family
arctium lappa
this plant should be collected as the first year root in fall or seond year in spring
arctium lappa
this can be used in skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and boils
arctium lappa
this plant is high in Fe, Ca, vit A and is used as food medicine in asian cooking
arctium lappa
this plant inhibits cycloxygenase and lipoxygenase
matricaria recutita
topically can be used for eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and inflammations/irritations of the skin
matricaria recutita
this is used as a pasive agent to increase bile flow though not making the liver work harder to get it out
taraxacum officinalis
you want to harvest this plants root the 2nd year in the fall
taraxacum officinalis
this is best taken right before bed
silybum marianum
this plant is traditionally used as an ETOH extract and requires the use of quite a bit of the whole herb to be effective therapeutically
silybum marianum
on a spiritual level this stimulates greater forgiveness within a person
silybum marianum
inhibits lipoxygenase in the Kupffer cells lowering LK in liver
silybum marianum
high doses of this has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels
cynara scolymus
you want to use this leaf as the 1st year basal rosette
cynara scolymus
this plant has been shown to be both protective and regenerating to the liver
cynara scolymus
this can be used in long term prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
cynara scolymus
this plant is used as a liver remedy, for liver cancer, or in diabetics with heavy drinking
silybum marianum
this should be used cautiously as it has been shown to produce potential hepatic veno-occlusive dz adn carcinogenic activity
symphytum officinale
use caution when using this with deep wounds as it may promote skin over growth
symphytum officinale
this plant may increase sensitivity to light
angelica archangelica
there is speculation that these may cause GERD due to it's relaxing effect on the lower esophageal sphinctor
chelidonium majus
mentha piperita
toxic doses of this may cause burning in mouth and throat, N/V/D and even death
iris versicolor
this plant may produce sx that resemble autoimmune hemolytic anemia
larrea tridentata
this is prepared as a cold infusion NOT a tincture
althea officinalis
you should use caution when using the root of this as it contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids
symphytum officianle
this plant can be taken as 1 oz of juice perday
cynara scolymus
typically you use the fresh hulls in low doses
juglans nigra
this plant is used energetically only meaning it is used in VERY small doses
iris versicolor
this plant is best taken before bed when the liver is active according to the chinese clock
silybum marianum
this is used as tincture
1-2mL for long term tx of loose stool, inflammatory gut and dry, irritated scaly skin
rumex crispus
this is used as a tincture 5+ mL for short term tx of constipation adn hot, red, inflammatory skin conditions
rumex crispus
this plant can be used before bedtime as 1 tsp per cup of water as a hot infusion BID/TID
larrea tridentata
a high dose of this plant is common for both leaf and roots as a tea
6-10gm
taraxacum officialis
you want to harvest this in the fall of the second year as it get woodier and has more branches
althea officinalis
this plant is often taken as "gruel"
ulmus rubra
according to the doctrine of signatures this plant was supposed to be good for headaches
juglans nigra
this plant should be wildcrafted in the fall between october and november
rumex crispus
you want to use these plant in the smallest dose necessary to maintain soft stools
senna alexandria
frangula purshiana
this bark must be dried or aged for at least 1 year prior to use
frangula purshiana
besides being used as a extract or tincture this can be made into a decoctition or fomentation and applied to the skin, or as an essential oil
commiphora molmol
this plant can be used in Sjorgrens syndrome
gentiana lutea
this plant is not appropriate for long term use as high doses over long term may cause GI irritation
geranium maculatum
you want to take this plant away from oral thiamin, metal ion supplements or alkaloid containing medicines
geranium maculatum
these plants can somtimes be 60-80 years old
geranium maculatum
doses of this plant are contraindicated with concurrent use of warfarin
allium sativa
this plant should be used as first year root and relaxes smooth muscle like calcium channel agonists
angelica archangelica
list some mucilaginous herbs
arctium
symphytum
althea
aloe gel
ulmus
senna
frangula
list plants with anthraquinone glycosides
rumex
aloe latex
senna
frangula