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1

what is a nutritive rich in? what can it be used for?

rich in vitamins and minerals
also rich in array of phytonutrients such as polyphenols, saponins, flavonoids, etc
often used as a longevity tonic or superfood
wide array of beneficial effects on the body

2

latin name for alfalfa?
family:

latin name for alfalfa? Medicago sativa
family: bacaceae

3

latin name of horsetail?
family:

latin name of horsetail? Equisetum arvense
family: equisetaceae

4

latin name of gotu kola?
family:

latin name of gotu kola? Centella asiatica
family: apiaceae

5

specific cautions and contraindications for centella asiatica? maximum duration suggested?

might induce a spontaneous abortion
can also raise blood sugar and lipid levels (diabetics and hyperlipidemic pts need to be cautious using them)
maximum duration suggested is 6 weeks then a 2 week break though

6

latin name for oatstraw?
family:

latin name for oatstraw? Avena sativa
family: poaceae

7

latin name for stinging nettle?
family:

latin name for stinging nettle? urtica diocia
family: urticaceae

8

latin name for alfalfa:
part used:

latin name for alfalfa: medicago sativa
part used: aerial parts

9

latin name for alfalfa:
energetics:

latin name for alfalfa: medicago sativa
energetics: cooling, moistening

10

latin name for alfalfa:
actions (5):

latin name for alfalfa: medicago sativa
actions (5): nutritive, phytoestrogen, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective

11

latin name for alfalfa:
indications:

latin name for alfalfa: medicago sativa
indications: poor nutrient status, chronic degenerative dzs, perimenopausal sxs

12

latin name for alfalfa:
cautions/c/is:

latin name for alfalfa: medicago sativa
cautions/c/is: PG, fertility (affect negatively in large doses), vit K content may interfere w/warfarin, may exacerbate sxs of lupus

13

latin name of horsetail:
part used:

latin name of horsetail: Equisetum arvense
part used: aerial parts

14

latin name of horsetail:
energetics:

latin name of horsetail: Equisetum arvense
energetics: cooling and drying

15

latin name of horsetail:
actions (3):

latin name of horsetail: Equisetum arvense
actions (3): nutritive used to strengthen bones and CT, diuretic, styptic

16

latin name of horsetail:
indications:

latin name of horsetail: Equisetum arvense
indications: repairing bones, collagen and other body tissues, osteoporosis, anemia, general debility, TB or emphysema, urinary tract problems, KD stones

17

latin name of horsetail:
cautions/c/is:

latin name of horsetail: Equisetum arvense
cautions/c/is: large doses can cause thiamine deficiency (watch out for especially in alcoholics who may already be thiamine deficient), pre-existing conditions like diabetes, hypokalemia and low thiamine levels

18

latin name of gotu kola:
part used:

latin name of gotu kola: centella asiatica
part used: whole plant

19

latin name of gotu kola:
energetics:

latin name of gotu kola: centella asiatica
energetics: cooling

20

latin name of gotu kola:
actions (8):

latin name of gotu kola: centella asiatica
actions (9): nutritive, vulnerary, nervine, anti-inflammatory, circulatory tonic, alterative, decreases excessive scarring, hepatoprotective

21

latin name of gotu kola:
indications:

latin name of gotu kola: centella asiatica
indications: chronic venous insufficiency, memory and cognitive, anxiety, scleroderma, longevity

22

latin name for oatstraw:
part used:

latin name for oatstraw: avena sativa
part used: aerial parts harvested when seed is at immature, milky stage

23

latin name for oatstraw:
energetics:

latin name for oatstraw: avena sativa
energetics: cooling

24

latin name for oatstraw:
actions (2):

latin name for oatstraw: avena sativa
actions (2): nutritive, nervine

25

latin name for oatstraw:
indications:

latin name for oatstraw: avena sativa
indications: nervous exhaustion, nervous headaches, cardiac weakness dt nervous depression or debility, opiate withdrawal, nicotine withdrawal

26

latin name for oatstraw:
cautions/c/is:

latin name for oatstraw: avena sativa
cautions/c/is: alcoholic extract was found to antagonize the antinociceptive effect of morphine in mice

27

latin name for stinging nettle:
part used:

latin name for stinging nettle: urtica diocia
part used: leaf, root, seed

28

latin name for stinging nettle:
energetics:

latin name for stinging nettle: urtica diocia
energetics: drying

29

latin name for stinging nettle:
actions (4 for leaf, 3 for root):

latin name for stinging nettle: urtica diocia
actions (4 for leaf, 3 for root): leaf- alterative, nutritive, anti-inflammatory, urinary tract tonic; root- astringent, anti-inflammatory, multiple influences of hormone transformation related to BPH

30

latin name for stinging nettle:
indications:

latin name for stinging nettle: urtica diocia
indications:
leaf- skin conditions
root- BPH, diarrhea

31

latin name for stinging nettle:
cautions/c/is:

latin name for stinging nettle: urtica diocia
cautions/c/is: allergy to nettle