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1

Used for pain (anodyne) such as neuralgia.
OD can cause lethal V-Fib, chest pn

aconitum napellus

2

treats malaria, parasites. some varieties are bitter, antimicrobial, others are digestive/sweet bitter

High doses are NEUROTOXIC

artemisia
-annua,
-absinth,
-vulg

3

used topically for cataracts
IF INTERNAL - liver failure and death d/t HEPATOTOXIC pyradizoline alkaloids

cineraria maritima

4

used to treat CHF and arrhythmias.

OD is LETHAL, lots of interactions

digitalis purpurea

5

used to treat trigeminal neuralgia pain, INSOMNIA, RESTLESSNESS - antispasmodic, cardioseddative

TOXIC - DO NOT USE

gelsemium sempervirens

6

used for delirium, schizophrenia (pain, urinary spasm, ESP IC)

C/I in BPH, closed angle glaucoma

hyoscyamus niger

not to be used long term or in high doses

7

used for WET COUGH, lung diseases, URI. ASTHMA, smokers cough.

nervine, pulmonary tonic, STIMULATING EXPECTORANT

lobelia inflata

- vomiting in doses greater than 1T

8

used in lymphadenopathy, mastitis and for breast tissue.

lympathic. purgative, alterative, antirheumatic, endocrine modulator

phytolacca americana

9

used in cancer and warts

antineoplastic, anti-HPV

podophyllum peltatum

EXTREMELY TOXIC

10

used in HTN and cholera

veratrum alba

TOXIC - TERATOGENIC
just, don't use.

11

used to treat cancer. SubQ administration

viscum album/flavescens

TOXIC

12

SPASMOLYTIC. used for smooth muscle spasm, pain.

C/I in BPH, closed angle glaucoma, amytriptoline

atropa belladonna

NEUROTOXIC
do not use long term or high doses

13

this LOW DOSE herb is great for arrhythmias, but is C/I with many drugs (including BP meds and MAOIs)

rauwolfia serpentina