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Herbal Medicines

Herb Medicinal Claim
These are some of the common Herbal Medicines that are included in the NCLEX-RN. I put some pictures for some unfamiliar plants.

1. Alfalfa Source of carotene (vitamin A); contains natural fluoride

2. Aloe Healing agent

  1. Basil leaf Remedy to inhibit vomiting

Bee pollen Renewal of enzymes, hormones, vitamins, amino acids, and others

5. Bilberry leaf Increases night vision, reduces eye fatigue

6. Black cohosh Relieves menstrual cramps; same effects as estrogen

7. Blue cohosh Regulate mens. flow; emergency remedy for bee stings

8. Butternut bark Works well for constipation

Capsicum (Cayenne) Normalizes blood pressure; stops bleeding on contact

10. Cascara sagrada bark Remedies for chronic constipation and gallstones

11. Chamomile flower for a nervous stomach; relieves cramping due to mens. cycle

12. Cranberry Bladder or kidney infection

13. Dandelion leaf and root Detoxify poisons in the liver;beneficial in lowering blood pressure

Echinacea root Treat strep throat, lymph glands

Eucalyptus leaf General medicinal

16. Feverfew herb Migraines; helps reduce inflammation in arthritis joints

17. Garlic capsules “Nature’s antibiotic”

18. Ginger root Remedy for sore throat

Ginkgo biloba Improves blood circulation to the brain

20. Ginseng root,Siberian Resistance against stress; slows the aging process

21. Goldenseal Treatment of bladder inf, cankers, mouth sores, and ulcers

Hawthorn Strengthens and regulates the heart; relieves insomnia

Kava kava root Induce sleep and help calm nervousness

24. Licorice root Mild laxative

25. Oregano leaf Settles the stomach after meals, helps treat colds

26. Rhubarb root Powerful laxative

Saw palmetto berry Mucus in the head and nose

Senna leaf Splendid laxative

St. John’s wort Correct irregular menstruation

30. Thyme leaf Relief of migraine headaches

31. Witch hazel bark and leaf Restores circulation; for stiff joints


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