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1

Review the therapeutic order:

* Establish foundation of health / remove obstacles to cure
* Stimulate the Vis
* Support weak/damaged organ systems
* Correct structural/cellular integrity
* Prescribe natural substances for dz
* Pharmaceutical intervention
* Surgery

2

Antimicrobials with antiviral effect:

Melissa officinalis
Glycyrrhiza glabra
Lomatium dissectum

3

Synergist action - Piper nigrum:

* increases blood levels of nutrients and herbs
* adds its own antimicrobial properties
* inhibits efflux pumps of bacteria

4

Synergist action - Zingiber officinale:

* increases circulation
* reduces toxicity of endotoxins
* inhibits bacterial resistance mechanisms
* potentiates actions of other herbs

5

Synergist action - Allium sativum:

* increases susceptibility of bacteria to abx

6

Synergist action - Glycyrrhiza glabra:

* inhibits bacterial resistance mechanisms
* potentiates action of other herbs
* increases strength of herbs when tinctured
* decreases toxicity of other herbs in a formula

7

Immune modulating herbs:

* Echinacea spp.
* Astragalus membranaceus
* Eupatorium perfoliatum
* Ganoderma lucidum
* Schisandra chinesis
* Eleutherococcus senticosus

8

Lymphagogue herbs:

* Ceanothus spp.
* Phytolacca decandra
* Gallium aparine
* Calendula offinalis
* Stillingia sylvatica

9

Most diarrheal infx are ___________. The goal of tx is to prevent ____________ and ______________.

self-limiting
dehydration
electrolyte imbalance

10

The _____ diet contains foods that are soft, bland, and binding. Foods:

BRAT
B - bananas
R - rice (white)
A - applesauce
T - toast (burnt, or charcoal)

11

Activated charcoal slows motility, ________ toxins and inflammatory cytokines (as well as drugs and nutrients.

ADsorbs (hold; gather; sticks on the surface)

12

Activated charcoal dosage for acute diarrhea (adult):

1-3 tsp powder in enough water to form a slurry
take 2-3x/day

13

The constituents responsible for astringent action are:

tannins

14

Botanical astringents:

* Geranium maculatum
* Agrimonia eupatoria
* Potentilla tormentilla
* Quercus spp.

15

Potentilla tormentilla - actions:

* astringent
* tonic

16

Potentilla tormentilla - indications:

* watery diarrhea
* passive hemorrhage

17

Urtica dioica - indications:

* chronic diarrhea
* dysentery w/lg mucus evacuation
* profuse secretions of gastric juice w/eructation, emesis
* choleraic discharges
* summer bowel dz of children
* chronic eczematous eruptions

18

Antimicrobials specific to the GI:

* Berberine containing:
-Hydrastis canadensis
-Mahonia spp.
-Berberis spp.
* Coptis chinensis
* Phellodendron amurense
* Cordyalis spp.

19

What's an important consideration when using berberine-containing plants?

They are "localized nonsystemics" because they act on contact, but are not well absorbed in the GI

20

Berberine containing herbs - actions:

* antimicrobial (broad spectrum of bacteria, virus, protozoa, fungi)
* anti-inflammatory
* analgesic
* astringent

21

HEMP formula:

Hydrastis
Echinacea
Myrrh
Phytolacca