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1
Q

Used for pain (anodyne) such as neuralgia.

OD can cause lethal V-Fib, chest pn

A

aconitum napellus

2
Q

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

High doses are NEUROTOXIC

A

artemisia

  • annua,
  • absinth,
  • vulg
3
Q

used topically for cataracts

IF INTERNAL - liver failure and death d/t HEPATOTOXIC pyradizoline alkaloids

A

cineraria maritima

4
Q

used to treat CHF and arrhythmias.

OD is LETHAL, lots of interactions

A

digitalis purpurea

5
Q

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

TOXIC - DO NOT USE

A

gelsemium sempervirens

6
Q

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

C/I in BPH, closed angle glaucoma

A

hyoscyamus niger

not to be used long term or in high doses

7
Q

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

nervine, pulmonary tonic, STIMULATING EXPECTORANT

A

lobelia inflata

  • vomiting in doses greater than 1T
8
Q

used in lymphadenopathy, mastitis and for breast tissue.

lympathic. purgative, alterative, antirheumatic, endocrine modulator

A

phytolacca americana

9
Q

used in cancer and warts

antineoplastic, anti-HPV

A

podophyllum peltatum

EXTREMELY TOXIC

10
Q

used in HTN and cholera

A

veratrum alba

TOXIC - TERATOGENIC
just, don’t use.

11
Q

used to treat cancer. SubQ administration

A

viscum album/flavescens

TOXIC

12
Q

SPASMOLYTIC. used for smooth muscle spasm, pain.

C/I in BPH, closed angle glaucoma, amytriptoline

A

atropa belladonna

NEUROTOXIC
do not use long term or high doses

13
Q

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

A

rauwolfia serpentina