Flashcards in MSK Herbs Deck (6)
ASTER. Anti-inflammatory, immune stimulant (increases phagocytosis)
Use topically for bruises, strains and sprains, sore muscles and joints. Don't take internally.
Frankincense. Anti-inflammatory, astringent, analgesic., circulatory stimulant. LOX inhibition!
Use for asthma, IBD, RA, OA, inflammation of any kind. Take with food. May potentiate NSAIDs.
Cytotoxic, anti-cancer and strong purgative.
DO NOT use as a purgative because of TOXICITY.
Can use topically for joint problems, PUD, asthma.
Avoid in pregnancy, don't eat it
AI, anodyne, bitter and GI stimulant.
Use for joints and tendon complaints. Dyspepsia, lack of appetite, liver and GB stuff. Back pain (decreases need for Advil)
Avoid in PUD or use w PPIs because it increases gastric acid.
Inhibits COX2. Calming to mild anxiety. Inhibits Na+ ions, acts like a muscle relaxer. Facial neuralgias.
Can be hepatotoxic, cause ulcers.
Don't use in patient with other psych complaints (depression, psychosis, or people on benzos).