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Dogwood Dong quai

Echinacea

Elderberry

Ephedra

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

Fennel

Fenugreek

Feverfew

Field mint Flax

Flowering ash Forsythia

Foxglove Frankincense Gambir Garlic

Oenothera spp. Euphrasia officinalis

Foeniculum vulgare

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Chrysanthemum parthenium

Mentha arvensis Linum usitatissimum

Chionanthus virginicus Forsythia suspensa

Digitalis purpurea Boswellia serrata Uncaria rhyncophylla Allium sativum

Gastrodia orchid

Gastrodia elata

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)

Used to treat migraine headaches and to control bleeding after childbirth Oil extracted from leaves used to alleviate bronchitis and coughs

Oil distilled from bark and leaves used in treatment of kidney stones and urinary tract infections

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

Seeds used in bulking laxatives; reduces mucus resulting from asthma and sinus problems; reduces skin inflammation

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

Oil distilled from aerial parts of plants used to alleviate symptoms of colds, fevers, bronchitis; also used as an antiseptic

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

Used in treating epilepsy and blood circulation problems; glucosides lower blood pressure

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