Herbal Drgs

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mpope
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Herbal Drgs
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2011-10-20 01:38:06
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Selected herbs and known effects
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  1. Aloe Vera
    • releif of pain and promotes burn healing
    • Internal: constipation, arrythmias, neropathies, edema
  2. Black cohosh
    • Treats hot flashes, palpitations and irritability
    • Potentiates effects of insulin andoral hypoglycemics
  3. Chamomile
    • Releive upset stomach
    • Sedative effects
    • Rare allergic bronchioconstiction or uticaria if allergic to daisy or ragweed
  4. Dong quai
    • All-purpose women's tonic
    • Contains B12
  5. Echinacea
    • Stimulates immune system
    • colds, flu resp and UTIs
    • limit to 2weeks
  6. Evening primrose
    prevents cirrosis, PMS, HTN, heart disease
  7. Feverfew
    • Interferes with platlet aggregation
    • for migraine HA, RA, PMS
  8. Garlic
    • Increases immune function
    • HTN
    • Lowers cholesterol
  9. Ginger
    • Stimulates digestion
    • Antispasmodic
    • Decreases platelet aggregation
  10. Ginko biloba
    • Antioxidant
    • Peripheral vasodilator and increased blood flow to CNS
    • Decreased platelet aggrgation
  11. Gensing
    • Stess releif
    • Boosts energy
    • Helps digestion
    • Supports immune system
  12. Goldenseal
    Stimulates immune system and bile secretion
  13. Kava Kava
    • CNS sedation without loss of mental function
    • may be hepatoxic
  14. Peppermint
    • Stimulates apetite and aids in digestion
    • Topical: releif of tension HA
  15. Sage
    • Releif of sore throat and cough
    • limit use to 2 weeks
  16. St John's Wort
    • Antidepressant and antiviral
    • Interacts with transplant meds and antidepresants
  17. Saw palmetto
    • Decrease size of prostate
    • "Plant catheter"
  18. Valerian
    • Mild sedative
    • Dirty socks odor
  19. Wat are main drug groups of herbal interation?
    • Anticoagulants
    • Antidiabetics
    • Antihypertensives
    • Digoxin
    • Corticosteroids
  20. What are the 5 main categories of Complemetary and Alternative medicines?
    • Alternative Medical systems; naturopothy, homeopathychiropractic
    • Mind-body interventions; biofeedback, prayer, yoga
    • Biologically based interventions; herbs, nutrition
    • Manipulative and Body based Methods; massage
    • Energy therapies; bioelectricmagnetics

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