Friday, June 15, 2007

Herb Fact Sheet~ D


Herb
Damiana Leaf
Historical/Medical Uses
Contain thymol, strong antiseptic, in ancient Mayan sulture it is said to enhance sexual prowess and balance hormones, tonic, stimulant, strengthens nerves, antispasmodic, antidepressant
Side Effects
None Known

Herb
Dandelion Leaf

Historical/Medical Uses
One of the best diuretics available. It eliminates edema and dropsy without robbing the body of potassium. It is especially good for those with congestive heart failure. It is an effective weight loss program.
Side Effects
Drug interactions with Lithium, Antibiotics,and Quinolone (Cipro, Levaqin)

Herb
Dead Nettle Leaf
Historical/Medical Uses
Astringent, expectorant, diuretic, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory. Useful internally in cystitis, leucorrhoea and particularly metrorrhagia, as a bowel regulator, it can be used to treat either diarrhea or constipation, in respiratory or nasal problems. Can be applied to wounds styptic and healing. It may also be applied to hemorrhoids and burns.
Side Effects
Drug Interaction with NSAIDs (Aspirin, motrin, tylenol, etc)

Herb
Dill Seed/Weed
Historical/Medical Uses
Antispasmodic, calmative, carminative diuretic, popular remedy for upset stomach, stimulates appetite, and a decoction of the seed may be helpful for insomnia as well as for pains due to flatulence. Nursing mothers can use Dill to promote the flow of milk, particularly in combination with anise, coriander, fennel, and caraway.
Side Effects
None Known

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