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Semester 1 (Actions)

Two Actions and two Indicators for 32 Herbs (Keith Feetham Jan 2006)

Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) Diaphoretic (fever) --- Hypotensive (hypertension)
Acorus calamus (Calamus) Stomachic (constipation) --- Anthelmintic (worms)
Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Venotonic (tones veins: varicose veins) --- Antiinflammatory (vein inflamation)
Allium sativum (Garlic) Antiseptic (upper respiratory tract infections: prophylactic) --- Expectorant (coughs)
Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Demulcent (inflamation of lower respiratory tract) --- Antiinflammatory (inflammatory disorders of GIT eg gastritis)
Apium graveolens (Celery) Antirheumatic (rheumatism) --- Diuretic (gout)
Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood) Bitter tonic (poor appetite) --- Choleretic (jaundice)
Berberis vulgaris (Barberry) Hepatic (liver complaints) --- Anthelmintic (amoebic dysentery)
Betula pendula (Birch) Alterative (gout) --- Diuretic (cystitis)
Capsicum annuum (Chilli Pepper) Febrifuge (cold conditions) --- Stimulant (stimulates blood flow, strengthening heart, arteries, capillaries and nerves)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the valley) Cardioactive (congestive heart failure) --- Slows and empowers weak heart (atrial fibrillation)
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) Cardic tonic (weak heart action) --- Vasodilatory (hypertension)
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Antiinflammatory (gastritis) --- Astringent (children's diarrhoea)
Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo) Circulatory stimulant (blood circulatory problems esp cerebral insufficiency) --- Anti-inflammatory (platelet activating factor)
Inula helenium (Elecampane) Vermifuge (intestinal worms) --- Expectorant (bronchial coughs, bronchial asthma, bronchitis)
Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape) Cholagogue (digestive problems) --- Laxative (constipation)
Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) Carminative (heartburn) --- Antispasmodic (abdominal pains)
Mentha x piperita (Peppermint) Spasmolytic (IBS) --- Carminative (indigestion)
Plantago lanceolata (Plantain) Gentle expectorant (coughs and bronchitis) --- Astringent (cystitis accompanied by bleeding)
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Carminative (indigestion) --- Tonic Nervine (poor digestion associated with depression)
Rumex crispus (Yellow Dock) Laxative (constipation) --- Alterative (skin eruptions eg psoriasis)
Salix alba (Willow) Analgesic (headache) --- Antipyretic (fevers)
Sambucus nigra (Elder) Anticatarrhal (catarrhal infection of upper respiratory tract) --- Diaphoretic (colds and flu)
Senna alexandrina (Senna) Cathartic-Stimulant (constipation)
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) Hepatic (liver conditions eg hepatitis) --- Demulcent (gastric and digestive problems)
Syzygium aromaticum (Clove) Antiseptic (infections eg sore throat) --- Anaesthetic (toothache)
Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) Anti-inflammatory (arthritis) --- Bitter (dyspepsia)
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) Antirheumatic (muscular rheumatism) --- Diuretic (high blood pressure; kidney problems)
Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) Antispasmodic (asthma) --- Antiseptic (upper respiratory tract infections)
Viburnum opulus (Crampbark) Antispasmodic (painful menstrual cramps esp, but all muscle spasms) --- Nervine (nervous restlessness)
Zanthoxylum americanum (Prickly Ash) Stimulating Tonic (weakened nervous system after debilitating fever) --- Circulatory Stimulant (poor circulation)
Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Carminative (indigestion) --- Spasmolytic (period pains)
Created by: klf