Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Adonis
Botanical Name   Adonis aestivalis
System Affected   heart
Properties   Cardiac stimulant like digitalis but much stronger
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Toxicity   same warnings as for Digitalis
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    Hellebore (Itchweed)
Botanical Name   False hellebore: adonis vernalis
System Affected   chest, heart
Properties   chest, heart False Hellebore: heart disease, enlarged heart, heart strain, tonic for heart muscle (1/4oz in pint boiling water; no more than 1tbl every 2-3 hrs; take under doctor's direction) Kidney
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Toxicity   use under doctor's direction
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