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Ceanothus americans Common name

Red Root

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Ceanothus americanus
Family

Rhamnaceae

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Ceanothus americanus
Part Used

Root

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Ceanothus americanus
Energetics

Drying

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Ceanothus americanus
Constituents

tannins; alkaloid - ceanothine; resin

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Ceanothus americanus
Actions

lymphagogue, astringent, sedative, expectorant, antispasmodic

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Ceanothus americanus
Indications

cough, bronchitis, pharyngitis, asthma, splenic enlargement, dysentery

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Ceanothus americanus
Cautions/Contraindications:

may antagonize anticoagulants, may accelerate coagulation

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Ceanothus americanus Preparation and Dosage:


Root Tincture – (1:4) 20-40 drops 1-4 times per day.
Fluid Extract – 1-30 drops
Decoction – 1 tsp per cup of water taken a few tablespoons at a time throughout the day.

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Gallium acarine
Common name

Cleavers

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Gallium aparine
Family

Rubiaceae

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Gallium aparine
Part Used

Fresh aerial parts

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Gallium aparine
Energetics

Cooling, drying

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Gallium aparine
Constituents

Coumarins; iridoid glycosides –
asperuloside, acumin; tannins, organic acids

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Gallium aparine
Actions

Lymphagogue, Diuretic, Nutritive, Vulnerary, Refrigerant

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Gallium aparine
Indications

Lymphadenopathy, tonsillitis, nodular growths under the skin, painful urinary tract conditions, kidney and bladder inflammation.

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Gallium aparine
Contraindications

none reported

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Gallium aparine
Preparation and Dosage:

tincture - 1:1 fresh plus dry plant, 30-60 drops three times daily

Fresh juice or succus –
3-15mL three times daily

Infusion – 2-4 g infused in 60-120 mL of water taken three times daily

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Phytolacca americana
Common name

Poke Root

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Phytolacca americana
Family

Phytolaccaceae

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Phytolacca americana
Part Used

Root
(some uses of berries without the seed)

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Phytolacca americana
Energetics

cooling

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Phytolacca americana
Constituents

saponins - phytolaccosides, lectins, phytolaccotoxin, alkaloids, isoamericanin A

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Phytolacca americana
Actions

Lymphagogue, Antiviral, Emetic, Purgative, Laxative

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Phytolacca americana
Indications

hard, painful, glandular swellings, mastitis

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Phytolacca americana
Contraindications

Pregnancy

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Phytolacca americana Preparation and Dosage:


tincture: 1-30 drops three times daily
Olive Oil Root Extract – used topically for mastitis and lymphatic swellings

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Gallium acarine
Specificity of seat

Urinary tract

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Phytolacca americana
Toxic Constituents


phytolaccigenin, phytolaccine, phytolaccotoxin

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Phytolacca americana
Toxic dose