Dr. Kassam Basic Herbs 101 Quick Chart

BOTANICAL HERBS

 

Hypericum Perforatum

(St.John’s wort)

Silybum Marianum

(Milk Thistle)

Taraxacum Officinale

(Dandelion)

Echinacea Spp

(Purple cone flower)

 

Curcuma Longa

(Tumeric)

Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek)

Valeriana Officinalis

(Valerian)

Actions

  • Anti-depressant
  • Wound healing
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Anti-fibrotic
  • Increases flow of mother’s milk
  • Prevents free radical damage

Leaf

  • Diuretic
  • Anti-viral

Root

  • Hepatoprotective
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Laxative

 

  • Immune stimulant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant

 

  • Hepatoprotective
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antineoplastic
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Antiplatelet
  • Decreases cholesterol

 

  • Expectorant
  • Increases flow of mothers milk
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Decreases cholesterol and blood glucose
  • Aids in digestion
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Nervine
  • Hypnotic
  • Sedative

Uses

Internal

  • Depression
  • Alcoholism
  • Spinal injury
  • Cancer
  • CMV/EBV/HIV/AIDS

External

  • Gastric ulcer
  • Psoriasis
  • Burns
  • Pain relief
  • Wounds/cuts

 

  • Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty liver
  • Jaundice
  • Psoriasis

 

Leaf

  • Lower UTI
  • Urolithiasis
  • Edema

Root

  • Poor digestion
  • Lack of appetite
  • Warts
  • Cankers

Internal

  • Active infections
  • First sign of infection
  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Prophylactic immunostimulation for colds, influenza

External

  • Boils
  • Poory healing wounds
  • Skin problems

 

  • Gallstone prevention
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatitis
  • Cancer
  • OA
  • RA
  • Inflammation
  • Protection of NSAID induced ulcers
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Anorexia
  • Diabetes
  • Sore throat
  • Boils
  • Decreased milk production for mothers

Internal

  • Insomnia  from grief or loss
  • Anxiety
  • Nervous Headache
  • Mental depression with nervousness
  • Decreased stomach acid

External

  • Sleeplessness (bath)

Adverse reactions/Toxicity

  • High doses with exposure to UV light causes photosensitivity rash,
  • Alopecia
  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

 

  • Non-toxic

 

  • Non-toxic

 

  • May be used safely

 

  • Non-toxic

 

  • Non-toxic

 

  • Restlessness
  • GERD
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache

 

 

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