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Herbal Medications for Nurses

Herbal Medications for Nurses

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Herbal Products
acidophilus
Uses:
Diarrhea, vaginal and other can-dida infections, urinary tract infections,atopic dermatitis (eczema), atopic dis-ease, IBS, respiratory tract infections
alfalfa
Uses:
External:
Boils and insect bites
Internal:
Constipation, arthritis, in-crease blood clotting, diuretic, relieve in-flammation of the prostate, treat acute orchronic cystitis, nutrient source
aloe
Uses of aloe vera gel:
Minor burns,skin irritations, minor wounds, frostbite,radiation-caused injuries
angelica
Uses:
Poor blood flow to the extremi-ties, headaches, backaches, osteoporo-sis, asthma, allergies, skin disorders, di-uretic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, stom-ach cancer, mild antiseptic, expectorant,bronchitis, ease rheumatic pains, stom-ach cramps, muscle spasms
anise
Uses:
External:
Treat catarrhs of respiratory system (asthma, bronchitis), cancer, chol-era, colic, dysmenorrheal, epilepsy, in-digestion, insomnia, lice, migraine, nau-sea, neuralgia, rash, scabies; given tochildren to reduce gas, colic, and respi-ratory symptoms
Internal:
Expectorant, bronchitis, em-physema, whooping cough, antibacterial,antispasmodic, abortifacient (large quan-tities), diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant,tonic, flavoring in food
astragalus
Uses:
Bronchitis, COPD, colds, flu, gas-trointestinal conditions, weakness, fatigue,chronic hepatitis, ulcers, hypertensionand viral myocarditis, immune stimulant,aphrodisiac, improve sperm motility 
bilberry 
Uses:
Improve night vision, prevent cata-racts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, diabetic ret-inopathy, myopia, mild diarrhea, dyspep-sia in adults or children, controlling insu-lin levels, diuretic, urinary antiseptic
black cohosh
Uses:
Smooth-muscle relaxant, antispas-modic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic,antidiarrheal, antiarthritic, hormone bal-ancer in perimenopausal women, de-crease uterine spasms in first trimesterof pregnancy, antiabortion agent, dysmen-orrheal
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buckthorn
Uses:
Powerful laxative
capsicum
Uses:
External:
Diabetic neuropathy, psoria-sis, postmastectomy pain, Raynaud’s dis-ease, herpes zoster, arthritic, muscularpain, poor peripheral circulation
Internal:
Cardiovascular health, CAD,reduce cholesterol and blood clotting,peptic ulcer disease, cold, flu
cascara
Uses:
Laxative
chamomile
Uses:
External:
As an antiseptic and sooth-ing agent for inflamed skin and minor wounds
Internal:
As an antispasmodic, antianx-iety, gas-relieving, and antiinflammatory agent for the treatment of digestive prob-lems; light sleep aid and sedative
chondroitin
Uses:
Alone or in combination with glu-cosamine for joint conditions, as an anti-thrombotic, extravasation therapy agent,for ischemic heart disease, hyperlipid-emia 
chromium
Uses:
Essential trace mineral requiredfor proper metabolic functioning, de-creases glucose tolerance, arteriosclero-sis, elevated cholesterol, glaucoma, hypo-glycemia, diabetes, obesity 
coenzyme Q10
Uses:
Ischemic heart disease, CHF, an-gina pectoris, hypertension, arrhythmias,diabetes mellitus, deafness, Bell’s palsy,decreased immunity, mitral valve pro-lapse, periodontal disease, infertility 
dong quai
Uses:
Menopausal symptoms, menstrualirregularities, headache, neuralgia, her-pes infections, malaria, vitiligo, anemia 
echinacea
Uses:
External:
Wound healing, bruises,burns, scratches, leg ulcers
Internal:
Immune stimulant, prophy-laxis for colds, influenzae, other infec-tions
eyebright
Uses:
Internally and externally to relieveeye fatigue, redness, sty and eye infections,nasal catarrh in sinusitis and hay fever
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feverfew 
Uses:
Menstrual irregularities, threatenedspontaneous abortion, arthritis, fever
flax
Uses:
External:
Inflammatory 
Internal:
Laxative anticholesteremic
garlic
Uses:
Antilipidemic, antimicrobial, anti-asthmatic, antiinflammatory, possible an-tihypertensive, treatment for some heavy metal poisonings
ginger 
Uses:
Antioxidant, nausea, motion sick-ness, vomiting, sore throat, migraineheadaches
ginkgo
Uses:
Poor circulation, age-related de-cline in cognition, memory; vascular dis-ease, antioxidant, depressive mood disor-ders, sexual dysfunction, asthma, glau-coma, menopausal symptoms, multiplesclerosis, headaches, tinnitus, dizziness,arthritis, altitude sickness, intermittent claudication
ginseng
Uses:
Physical and mental exhaustion,stress, sluggishness, fatigue, weak immu-nity, as a tonic
goldenseal
Uses:
Gastritis, gastrointestinal ulcera-tion, peptic ulcer disease, mouth ulcer,bladder infection, sore throat, postpar-tum hemorrhage, skin disorders, cancer,tuberculosis, wound healing, antiinflam-matory, in combination with echinacea forcold and flu
green tea
Uses:
Antioxidant, anticancer agent, di-uretic, stimulant, antibacterial, antilipi-demic, antiatherosclerotic
hops
Uses:
 Analgesic, hyperactivity, anthelmin-tic, mild sedative, insomnia, menopausalsymptoms
kava
Uses:
Anxiolytic, antiepileptic, antide-pressant, antipsychotic, nervous anxiety,hyperactivity, restlessness, sleep distur-bances, headache, muscle relaxant, wound healing
khat
Uses:
Fatigue, obesity, gastric ulcers, de-pression
Copyright © 2010 by Mosby, Inc., an affiliate of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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