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Sem 2 (Actions)

Two Actions & Indicators for 28 herbs (Keith Feetham May 2006)

Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssop) Diaphoretic (chronic catarrh) -- Antispasmodic (asthma)
Ephedra sinica (Ephedra) A Sympathomimetic action leading to: Bronchodilator (asthma) --- Anti-catarrhal (hayfever)
Elymus repens (Couchgrass) Diuretic (cystitis; prostatitis) --- Aperient (gout; rheumatism)
Agrimonia eupatoria (Agrimony) Astringent (diarrhoea in children; urinary incontinence) --- Cholagogue (gallbladder disease; GIT inflammation)
Potentilla erecta (Bloodroot) Astringent & Anti-haemorrhagic (acute or nervous diarrhoea; ulcerative colitis) --- Antimicrobial (gastro-enteritis)
Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) Sedative (hysteria) --- Spasmolytic (intestinal colic; dysmenorrhoea)
Gelsemium sempervirens (Yellow Jasmine) Sedative (neuralgia; trigeminal neuralgia) --- Analgesic (migraine; sinusitis) <- only use when other herbs don't work
Solidago virgaurea (Golden Rod) Anticatarrhal (upper respiratory catarrh; chronic bronchitis) --- Diuretic (scanty urination)
Arctostaphylos uva ursi (Bearberry) Urinary antiseptic (cystitis; urethritis) --- Anti-inflammatory (kidney infections)
Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Astringent (diarrhoea; heavy periods) --- Anti-inflammatory (externally for inflamed skin like eczema; externally for bruises and swellings)
Juniperus communis (Juniper) Antiseptic (cystitis; kidney infection) --- Diuretic (gout; sciatica)
Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) Astringent (diarrhoea) --- Vasoprotective (Raynaud's syndrome; venous insufficiency)
Grindelia robusta (Grindelia) Antitussive (Cough including dry unproductive cough) -- Antiseptic (Bronchitis, Looseness viscous phlegm)
Salvia officinalis (Sage) Carminative (Digestive problems associated with depression) -- Antihydrotic (Menopausal hot sweats)
Galium aparine (Cleavers) Alterative (Skin conditions; Lymphadenopathy) -- Diuretic (Cystitis; Fluid retention)
Arctium lappa (Burdock) Alterative (Eczema; Psoriasis) -- Bitter (Dyspepsia)
Scrophularia nodosa (Figwort) Alterative (Eczema; Psoriasis) -- Laxative ()
Viola tricolor (Heartsease) Alterative (Skin condition) -- Expectorant (Respiratory catarrh; Bronchitis)
Lobelia inflata (Lobelia) Respiratory stimulant (Asthma; Chronic bronchitis ) -- Expectorant (Whooping cough; Asthma; Chronic bronchitis )
Echinacea purpurea Immuno- modulatory (Septicaemia; Colds; Flu; Bacterial infections; Viral infections) -- Anti-inflammatory (Wounds; Minor burns; Ulcers; Eczema; Acne; Psoriasis; Fungal infections; Cellulitis)
Created by: klf