Dogwood Dong quai
Cornus spp. Angelica sinensis
Echinacea purpurea Sambucus spp. Ephedra spp.
Epimedium grandiflorum (see Asian epimedium)
Ergot Source: Claviceps purpurea on cereal grains Eucalyptus Eucalyptus spp.
Eucommia ulmoides (see Chinese rubber tree) European birch Betula pendula
Evening primrose Eyebright
Field mint Flax
Flowering ash Forsythia
Foxglove Frankincense Gambir Garlic
Oenothera spp. Euphrasia officinalis
Mentha arvensis Linum usitatissimum
Chionanthus virginicus Forsythia suspensa
Digitalis purpurea Boswellia serrata Uncaria rhyncophylla Allium sativum
Inner bark boiled in water and resulting liquid drunk to reduce fevers Root extracts (which contain flavonoids) used in the alleviation of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms; also used to treat premenstrual syndrome
Leaves and roots have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties; used to boost the immune system
Source of Sambucol, which is reported to have antiviral properties, especially in controlling those viruses involved in the common cold Drug ephedrine, widely used to relieve nasal congestion and low blood pressure; obtained from inner bark, berries, flowers, leaves (most ephedrine now in use is synthetic); also known as ma huang (Caution: Stems contain toxic amounts of cyanide)
Seeds are source of GLA oils beneficial in human nutrition
Plant extracts used as an eyewash and in the relief of allergic itching of the eyes
Extracts of roots, stems, and fruits used as an appetite suppressant and as an eyewash
Dried flowers used in treatment of migraine headaches, to induce abortion and menstruation, and as an insecticide; dilutes bronchial mucus; keeps body from producing histamines
Cold-processed seed oils are rich source of gamma linoleic acid
(GLA), beneficial in human nutrition, and in suppressing or reversing atherosclerosis; crushed seeds used as a laxative and for treating bronchial problems
Bark used as a laxative and in treatment of liver ailments
Plant extract has anti-inflammatory properties; is used to relieve sinus congestion and headaches
Drug digitalis, widely used as a heart stimulant, obtained from leaves Used to reduce joint pain and stiffness Experimentally shown to relax blood vessels
Evidence that allicin and other sulfur-containing compounds extracted from bulbs inhibit common cold and other viruses; decreases artery-plugging fibrin levels, and regular consumption appears to enhance general cardiovascular health, including the lowering of LDL cholesterol levels and the inhibition of blood platelet clumping; the risk of stomach cancer also appears to be lowered
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