Friday, June 22, 2007

Herb Fact Sheet ~ F


Herb
Fennel
Historical/Medical Uses
Digestive aid, weak diuretic, mild stimulant, increases milk production in nursing mothers, eases colic in babies, clears lungs, in poultice reduces swelling.
Side Effect
None Known

Herb
Fenugreek Seed
Historical /Medical Uses
Demulcent, emollient, expectorant.Fenugreek is useful for all mucus conditions of the lungs. It aids digestion and increases milk production in lactating mothers. Recent studies indicate that fenugreek may lower blood cholesterol.
Side Effects
None Known

Herb
Feverfew
Historical/Medical Uses
Migraine headaches, helpful in alleviating inflammation and discomfort of arthritis.
Side Effect
Allergies- hayfever variety, formation of small sores in the mouth, potential interaction with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can inhibit the activity of platelets (blood clotting factor)

Herb
Flax Seed
Historical/Medical Uses
Soothes and softens irritant to membranes. Seeds once used for skin and mouth cancers; colds, cough, lung and urinary ailments, fevers; laxative; poultice (mixed with lime water) to relieve pain of bums, gout, inflammation, rheumatism, boils. Oil, a folk remedy used for pleurisy and pneumonia, has been promoted like Evening primrose oil
Side Effects
Do Not take flaxseed if you are on the following medicines: blood thinners, statins, Cyclosporine or NSAID's

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Anonymous said...

Why don't we take flax seed with NSAIDS?