Flashcards in BM -1 alterative Deck (40):
Family name of Rumex crispis?
Polygonacea - buckwheat
Family name burdock
name the 4 alterative herbs we learned, latin and common
urtica diotica - nettle, Rumex crispus - Yellow dock, mahonia aquafolium-oregon grape, articum lappa- burdock
What part of urtica dioica are used
The entire thing, food, fiber and medicine
What are the medicinal uses of urtica stem and leaf?
Alterative, anti allergy, arthritis and inflammation. It is high in protein and minerals and supports the liver. Its also a diuretic
What tissue states would want nettles?
atrophy, stagnation, depression, toxicity
Indicaitons for nettles
Helps with minerals, problems with digestions and inflammations and cleans blood so : low BP, hair loss, mucus, diarrhea, swelling and edema. .
whats special about the stinging hairs of urtica dioica?
acetocholine, histamine and serotonin, they are human neuro transmitters.
what minerals and macro nutrient are high in nettles?
Its super high in minerals like potassium - and protein, 25% of the stalk. It also has caffeoylmalic acid.
organs that nettles like?
Basically every place the cleans or builds blood: liver, blood, spleen, bone, marrow , lymph-
What are the rumex plants and common names?
Rumex crispus - yellow dock, rumex obtusifolius-broad leaf dock, rumex acetosa - sorrel, rumex acetosella - sheep sorrel
what parts of rumex are used?
Leaves and roots
What is in the leaves of rumex?
oxalic acid - sour with bioflavonoids - it has laxative effect
What are the key chemicals of Rumex spp?
Emodin - a laxative, Oxalic acid, - laxative, chyrosaphoric acid - laxative. Flavonoids - stimulate immuene system.
What chemicals of rumex can cause cramping if consumed to much of?
oxalic acid and chyrosaphoric acid, the laxative effect ones
What are rumex indications?
Constipation. - malabsorption ,Skin issues like eczema and psoriasis, and thoss that are due to liver disease and finally anemia
what is so speciall about rumex and anemia?
It can increase hematocrit levels in 1 week to 10 days, blood bulider.
poor skin, poor digestion, cough sore throat, SOB stuff
what is Rumex acetosella L.
what part of Rume acetosella L. are used
Flower herb and the leaves, both fresh and dried.
Uses of sheep sorrel, rumes acetocella
anti diarrhea but also a laxative, so balancing, Its also anti inflamatory. There is a cleansing, detox diuretic effect.
What 2 traditions were treated with rumex acetocella
scurvy and vascular disorders
Minerals does rumex acetocella have?
High CaO and potassium. Lots of micronutrients minerals. Then there is, phos, mg, mn, zn, fe. Etc
What vitamins rume acetocella?
Really high in C, then there is A,B,D,K,P,andU
1870's uses for rumex acetocella?
Cancer balm, tincture in places with degeneraton of tissues
Medicinal parts of arctium lappa?
the entire thing, its related to sun flower and had deep tap root.
what is the most potent part of burdock?
seeds and roots.
What may be a major chemical constituent of the arctium lappa root?
Inulin - 20-40 % - a soluble fiber that helps feed good bacteria but may cause gas and bloating
Main actions of Arctium Lappa in additon to it being alterative?
anti bacterial, anti-fungal, balances hormones, increases glucose tolerance, Nervine, demulcent, and diuretic.
indications of articum lappa?
Skin disorders, womens hormone disorders, Lymph and kidney stuff, sugar issues and joint issues.
According to matt wood, how does articum lappa work.
its nurishes the liver to improve metabolism, lymphatic function, kidney excretion of wastes
Uses of articum lappa
Dermatological - dry, endocrine - blood sugar, gastro-tonify digestive system, inflammatory conditons, hepatobiliary (bile)- topical
Mahonia aquafolium has what chemical that turns it yellow?
Berberine - antimicrobial
berberines most common clinical uses
bacterial diarrhea, intestinal parasites, eye infections
what part of mahonia aquafolium is used?
roots and berries
Tissue states of mahonia aquafilium?
Dry, atrophy, and stagnation
Action of mahonia aquifolium?
moitstening, moving and stimulation
Main function of mahonia, simplified
it mostens dry and worn out tissues improving secreating and elimination of waste products.
Key actions of mahonia aquifolium in addition to alterative.
antibiotic, detergent, digestant, tonic