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1

What herbs are contraindicated in PG?

Aloe vera leaf
Actaea racemosa (first trimester)
Aconitum napellus
Achillea millefolium
Arctostaphylos uva ursi
Artemisia absinthium/annua/vulgaris
Asclepius tuberosa
Aspidosperma quebracho
Atropa belladonna, Datura
Baptisia
Berberis vulgaris
Bryonia
Camellia
Cannibus
Capsella
Capsicum
Cassia
Chelidonium
Cineraria
Coleus
Convallaria, Digitalis
Cordalis
Curcuma
Ephedra
Eschscholzia

2

What herbs are contraindicated in PG at high doses?

Arctium lappa
Commiphora myrrh
Dioscorea

3

What herbs are contraindicated in lactation?

Aloe vera leaf
Actaea racemosa
Aconitum napellus
Artemisia absinthium/annua/vulgaris
Aspidosperma quebracho
Atropa belladonna, Datura
Baptisia
Berberis vulgaris
Bryonia
Cannibus
Chelidonium
Cineraria
Cordalis
Convallaria, Digitalis
Commiphora mukul
Coleus
Ephedra
Eschscholzia

4

What herbs should not be taken at high doses?

Aesculus hippocastanum
Achillea millefolium (Thujone)
Artemisia absinthium
Asclepius tuberosa
Baptisia

5

What herbs should not be taken if someone has an Asteraceae allergy?

Achillea millefolium
Arnica montana
Artemisia absinthium/annua/vulgaris
Calendula
Cineraria
Cynara
Echinacea

6

What category of herbs stimulate HCl production?

What herbs are included in this category?

What conditions should they be avoided in?

Bitters

Achillea millefolium
Arctium lappa
Artemisia absinthium/vulgaris
Berberis aquifolium/vulgaris
Capsicum (GI stimulant)
Cynara

Active PUD, GERD, Gastritis, Biliary Obstruction, Acute Cholelithiasis, Diarrhea

7

What herbs should be avoided with estrogen dependent tumors?

Actea racemosa

8

What herbs should be avoided while bleeding or if anti coagulated?

Allium cepa/sativum
Angelica sinensis
Capsella (major bleeding - will not work)

9

What herbs should be avoided during thyroid disease?

Iodine uptake inhibiting herbs

Allium cepa/sativum

10

What would you not want to apply aloe vera gel to topically?

3rd degree burns
Deep or infected wounds
Wounds healing by secondary intention

11

What category of herbs are contraindicated in wet coughs?

What herbs are included in this category?

Demulcents

Aloe vera internally
Althea officinalis

12

What herbs have anti-PLT action and should be avoided if undergoing anti-PLT therapy?

Angelica sinensis

13

What are some reasons not to take aloe vera leaf/latex internally or Cassia?

Bulimia
Intestinal obstruction
Spastic constipation
Acute GI inflammation
Unknown abdominal pain

14

How long should you take aloe vera leaf/latex internally and Cassia?

No more than 10 days

15

How old should you be to take aloe vera leaf/latex or Cassia internally?

12+ yo

16

How long should you use Arctostaphylos uva ursi for?

10 days

17

What are contraindications for Arnica Montana and Cineraria?

broken skin and internally

18

What herbs should be contraindicated in children?

Aspidosperma quebracho
Atropa belladonna
Camellia
Coleus
Datura

19

What herbs should not be taken over a long period of time?

Aspidosperma quebracho
Atropa belladonna
Baptisia
Echinacea
Eleutherococcus
Ephedra

20

What herbs should be avoided in dry coughs?

Aspidosperma quebracho

21

What 2 conditions are contraindications to Astragalus membranaceus?

Alzheimer's dz
Acute infx

22

What are contraindications to Atropa belladonna and Datura?

BPH
Urinary Retention
Prostate CA
Tachycardia, Arrhythmia
Acute pulmonary edema
GI stenosis
Megacolon
Closed angle glaucoma

23

What herbs are contraindicated in late PG?

Berberis aquifolium

24

What are some contraindications to Berberis vulgaris specifically (not d/t bitters or related to PG)?

Hyperbilirubinemia
Kidney dz
Acute hepatitis
Cirrhosis
Liver CA

25

What herb(s) are CI in early PG?

Caulophyllum, Chamaelirium

(herbs that can help with labor)

26

What is the way to take Bryonia and Cineraria (PO, topical, IV, etc.)?

Topical (NOT INTERNAL)

27

What is a reason to not use Calendula topically?

Deep wounds

28

What is a specific illness that is CI in Camellia and some that are possibly CI?

Beri beri

CVD, kidney dz, duodenal ulcer, psych do

29

What are some specific CI for Cannibus?

Psych conditions (schizophrenia)
Abuse potential
Prolonged inhalation
Operating heavy machinery

30

Outside of its anti-stimulant GI qualities what are some CI for capsicum both topically and internally?

Topical: contact w/eyes or mucous membranes

Internal: hyperchlorhydria, bleeding d/o