Flashcards in Herbs Condensed Deck (153):
hemostatic, alterative, bitter. Used in HEMORRHAGE
C/I with PPIs/GERD/Ulcer
pain relief, sp neuralgia. TOXIC herb. Can cause lethal V-fib and chest pain
PMS, dysmenorrhea, menopause
UTERINE TONIC. Endocrine regulator.
SE: sedative, bradycardia, hypotension
C/I in EARLY PREG. Can stimulate contraction
used topically for bruises, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, DVT, venous insufficiency
C/I Pregnancy and Lactation*
used in lipid d/o or atherosclerosis
not to be used with anti-coagulants or hypoglycemic agents *compound hypoglycemia
vulnerary used for BURNS, WOUNDS, or gastritis.
Interacts with diuretics, coritcosteroids and glycyrrhiza
LEAF = EXTREME cathartic
this is a demulcent used for gastritis, ulcers or GU (UTI, cystitis)
don't give in wet cough
for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. UTERINE tonic.
C/I with blood thinners, menorrhagia
used in SKIN conditions - alterative specific to the liver. HEPATOPROTECTIVE. Bitter
C/I - PPI, GERD, Ulcer
UTI w/ ALKALINE urine (pseudomonas)
Bruises, strains, sprains.
topical vulnerary (C/I with BROKEN SKIN) and anodyne
NOT FOR INTERNAL USE
used to treat malaria, parasite
bitter, antimicrobial, digestive/sweet bitter
TOXIC HERB - NEUROTOXICITY
used for URI, congestion. pleurisy.
used for WET COUGH
C/I PREGNANCY, LACTATION and children
used in INFXN, VIRAL CARDIOMYOPATHY
SPASMOLYTIC. used for smooth muscle spasm, pain.
LOW DOSE HERB - HIGH DOSE = NEUROTOXIC
C/I in BPH, closed angle glaucoma, amytriptoline
for fatigue, anxiety (nervine) and hyperlipidemia
used topically for inflamed skin
good for memory. INDUCE CYP450 - may potentiate sedatives
used for infections with catarrh. immune modulating anti-viral
chronic skin conditions, poor digestion.
C/ late pregnancy
berberis aquifolium (mahonia)
used in GALLSTONES, LV - Hepatitis.
C/I PREGNANCY and hyper bilirubinemia.
Interacts with a lot of drugs
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY used in OA, RA (lots of other uses)
used for pain (anodyne) and rheumatism
Vulnerary - used topically on dermatitis and wounds
this herb when taken as a stimulant antioxidant can have the adverse effect of:
increasing CNS stimulants and
camellia sinensis (green tea)
used for pain and glaucoma. This plant has also helped with cancer and anxiety.
SYPTIC - used for menorrhagia and metorrhagia
C/I anticoagulants, major bleed
Used in OA, RA, diabetic neuropathy, pruritis.
anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, digestive stimulant
Cathartic for constipation
C/I early pregnancy, may stimulate labor
used in SPLENOMEGALY, hepatitis, fatty liver
C/I anticoagulants, bleeding
NERVINE and VENOTONIC. For insomnia, memory, venous insufficiency
chamaelirium luteum is a...
This her is used orally for GALLSTONE PREVENTION.
topically for WARTS
don't use with a bad liver
Chionanthus virginicus is for...
LIVER and GB dysfunction
this is used TOPICALLY for cataracts. LOW DOSE HERB
internal use leads to liver failure and death**
used in hemorrhage and dyspepsia, DM and metS
C/I GERD, severe gastritis
this plant activates cAMP, acts as a cardiotonic
used in asthma, dilated cardiomyopathy
commiphora mukal is used for...
comminphora myrrha is an...
antimicrobial used for
this can cause yellow/green halos around objects and is used to treat
CHF and arrythmias
this immunostimulant is a good anticancer, anemia and bone marrow protectant
C/I Epinephrine (potentiates it), caution in autoimmune d/o
this plant can be toxic, but it's used for pain, arrhythmias and as a sedative. Also used in GI conditions
cordyalis amibua and spp.
this cardio tonic is good for all things HEART.
C/I Beta Blockers
this anit-inflammatory, anti-cancer, hepatoprotective herb is used for
CA, RA, OA and
NSAID induced ULCERS
cyanara scolymus is great for...
used for acute asthma and sm. muscle spasm
C/I anticholinergics, TCA - amytriptoline
this LOW DOSE herb is used to treat CHF and arrhythmias
NARROW therapeutic window. OD is LETHAL
dioscorea villosa works as a...
this herb is an amazing immune modulator with SHORT-TERM use. best for URI
this immune modulator treats infection, cancer and works well as adrenal support
this alpha-adrenergic agonist is a BRONCHODILATOR that was banned by the FDA in 2004
C/I HTN, DM, Hyperthyroid
this urinary tonic is used for KIDNEY STONES, EDEMA and chr. skin conditions
This anxiolytic sedative is used as a hypnotic. For neuralgia and insomnia
this herb is NOT FOR INTERNAL USE.
used topically for arthritis, URI
eupatorium perfoliatum is great for...
pain from cough
eupatorium purpureum has an affinity for which organ?
kidney - great for urolithiasis, ki stones
eupatorium varieties have what SE?
euphrasia officinalis is used for...
this galactagogue is also indicated for infant colic
this herb is a great source of IODINE
galium aparine is indicated for...
ganoderma lucidum is an immune modulator used for
This TOXIC HERB is an antispasmodic used for INSOMNIA and RESTLESSNESS
genitana lutea is best for...
sluggish digestion (bitter)
C/I GERD, PPI, Ulcer
geranium maculatum is used for...
this plant is great for intermittent claudication and cerebrovascular insufficiency
This adaptogen is amazing adrenal support!
But it's C/I with drugs that cause hypokalemia (digoxin, quinidine, gentamicin) and HTN
grindelia robusta is used for
gymnema sylvestre is indicated for
DM and hypercholesterol
this astringent, styptic herb is used topically for varicose veins.
harpagophytum procumbens treats _____ both topically and orally
this sedative nervine is also a female endocrine modulator. IND for INSOMNIA
hydrangea arborescens is used for...
kidney and bladder stones
hydrastis canadensis has an affinity for...
DO NOT USE for more than 3 weeks = dysbiosis
this LOW DOSE antispasmodic treats DELIRIUM, SCHIZOPHRENIA and urinary spasm.
C/I long term use, HIGH DOSES
this herb treats depression but has lots of interactions, esp with SSRI (serotonin syndrome)
SE - photosensitivity
inula helenium is an herb that is great for...
asthma, COPD, cough, URI... it's a stimulating expectorant with antimicrobial effects
this herb is a cholagogue and lymphatic used to treat chronic skin conditions and HEPATITIS
jugulans nigra is used for
SE GI irritation.
this antimicrobial diuretic is used to treat UTI, stones and renal atonia.
Can worsen pre-existing kidney disease leading to RENAL FAILURE.
this anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-cancer herb is used to treat cancers an infection.
Sadly, it's HEPATOTOXIC and inhibits CYP450 enzymes (think, lots of drug interactions)
this herb is great for treating HYPERthyroidism and palpitations..
this herb is a great hepatotonic, it helps with poor digestion, liver congestion, and hepatitis. It's a lovely little bitter
this antiviral is great for RESPIRATORY TRACT INFXNS - it's also great for anything liver related - esp chronic liver infections such as CMV and EBV
can cause rashes
ligustrum lucidum is a great...
adjunct to chemo and can help with dyslipidemia
this laxative herb is used for constipation, hyperlipidemia, hormone balance and UTI... it can cause some GI SE (N, gas, bloating) but should NOT be used in severe acute IBS or IBD...
this TOXIC herb, is used in low dose as a stimulating expectorant used to treat wet cough, asthma and smokers cough.
Doses greater than 1 tbs = vomiting
this strong anti-viral is great for any viral infections, but it has gnarly side effects of full body rash and photosensitivity
lycopus virginicus is great for
C/I PREG, lactation, HYPOthyroid
This is a popular nervine carminative in children. it's great for skin, GI and anxiety issues.
medicago sativa is a great...
ind: endometriosis, infertility, menopause
This TOPICAL herb is used as an anti-fungal for dermatophytosis
melissa officinalis is best know for treatment of...
this carminative is used to treat dyspepsia, gas and IBS.
It's C/I with PPIs, GERD and ulcer
this uterine tonic is great for dysmenorrhea and LABOR STIMULATION
Therefore it's C/I in early PREG
momordica charantia is a bitter that treats...
C/I PPI, GERD, ulcer (it's a bitter)
when you think oleo europea... what system is this herb most indicated for?
Cardiac! It's cardioprotective. TX HTN
It's also a bitter, tx hyperlipidemia
this is our most stimulating adaptogen. it's great for autoimmunity, fatigue and CA.
C/I in pregnacy and lactation
this herb is a great anxiolytic with tons of interactions...
SSRIs, MAOIs, sedatives, barbituates, benzos, opiates..
pausinystalia yohimbe is used for...
this TOXIC herb is a great lymphatic. It can treat LAD like a dream. Breast issues? Mastitis? She's your girl.
this anxiolytic, nervine is great for anxiety and neuralgia.
Long term use can increase risk of HEPATOTOXITY and CAUTION needs to be taken in long term users of anti-psychotics
piscidia erythrina is C/I in pregnancy, but otherwise is great for...
this vulnerary, demulcent is great for treatment of DERMATITIS and lower UTI.
C/I wet cough
this TOXIC herb is a great anti-neoplastic, anti-HPV herb, but it's EXTREMELY TOXIC
prunus serotina is a great...
anti-tussive for spasmodic cough.
Large doses can be sedating
prunus africanum is great for...
BPH, CHRONIC prostatitis
this anodyne, sedative is great for pain and menstrual disorders. it can have the side effect of abdominal pain
when you have DIARRHEA, HEMORRHOIDS or WEEPING ECZEMA, you want this herb. But only for short term use, otherwise you'll lose nutrients
this LOW DOSE herb is great for arrhythmias, but is C/I with many drugs (including BP meds and MAOIs)
This one is a real mover for this with constipation. long term use can lead to dependence however.
this adaptogen is great for cancer, depression and immunosuppression.
Various interactions: SSRIs, MAOIs, sedatives, barbs, benzos, opiates
this TOPICAL herb is great for dysmenorrhea, colic and atonic constipation.
Internal use can lead to diarrhea (orrrr labor)
this stimulating nervine is great for memory, cerebrovascular insufficiency and hypotension
this uterine tonic helps prepare for labor
rumex crispus is great for...
chronic skin conditions
this herb is used for pain, fever and arthritis because it's a great analgesic and antirheumatic, however - it is absolutely C/I in CHILDREN and G6PD deficiency
this herb has an affinity for the URT and GU - great for menopausal hot flashes, but will dry the milk in lactating women
this diaphoretic immune stimulator is great for pharyngitis
this herb is TOXIC INTERNALLY, but with topical application it's an excellent escharotic. used in cervical dysplasia, BCC or SCC
schizandra chinensis is great for
liver damage and depression
scutellaria baicalensis are great for
insomnia and anxiety
this cardio herb is great for arrhythmias and acts well as a diuretic.
serena repens is used for
5-alpha reductatse inhibitor
this hepatoprotective herb is great for hepatitis, cirrhosis and NASH
smilax spp is an...
alterative, male tonic
great for andropause
this diuretic treats renal complaints like a gem. used for tx of urinary issues and infection with catarrah
this herb is used for wounds, inflammation of the respiratory and GI systems.
C/I PREG, lactation, HEPATOTOXIC
tanacetum parthenium is great for...
tanacetum vulgare is used for...
C/I PREG (abortifacient)
the leaf of this plant works on UTIs and kidney stones as a diuretic. the root works on the liver as a potent cleanser
theobroma cocoa is a...
this herb is NEUROTOXIC and C/I in PREG, but it's great for incontinence and enuresis
this herb is NEUROTOXIC and C/I in PREG, but it's great for gastroenteritis internally, topically it's used for myalgias
tilea europa is great for...
if you need a testosterone boost to stimulate some libido or fertility - you've found your herb.
this phytoestrogen is great for MENOPAUSE, and hot flashes
this relaxing expectorant is used in DRY COUGH.
Be wary, it's HEPATOTOXIC
this demulcent, mucilage is great for gastritis, lower UTI and sore throat.
C/I wet cough
Leaf: diuretic nutritive - used in lower UTI
Root: male endocrine modulator - used in BPH, libido
this antimicrobial is used for fungal infections, but it's hepatotoxic
this venotonic astringent is great for DM - esp DM retinopathy
great insomnia herb, but interacts with GABA drugs by prolonging their action
this TOXIC, TERATOGENIC herb is great for HTN
this demulcent anti-tussive is great for cough, AOM and OE
this is a female specific alterative used for HEPATITIS (and menopause).
C/I PPI, GERD, ulcer
this spasmolytic for smooth musles is great in dysmenorrhea and PMS
viburnum opulus (antiinflammatory, emmenagogue) and
viburnum prunifolium (nervice)
this circulatory stimulant is great for HTN, brain health and menorrhagia and metorrhagia
this TOXIC herb is used to tx CA via SubQ injections
this hormone normalizing herb is great for PMS, acne and hyperprolactinemia
this grounding adaptogen is great for stress and nervous exhaustion (we should all take post-boards)
C/I autoimmunity and PREG