Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Chaparral
Botanical Name   Croton corymbulosus, Larrea divaricata
System Affected   cancer, coffee substitute, teeth, cavities
Properties   palatable drink, good coffee substitute Chaparral tea promising use in cancer treatment toothache, prevents cavities (use in mouthwash) potent antiseptic
Description   flower top of herb
Origin   SW USA
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Toxicity   none
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    Chicory
Botanical Name   Cichorium intybus
System Affected   digestion, kidney, bladder, liver, lungs
Properties   very good for digestion, kidney, bladder, liver (can detoxify acetaminophen liver poisoning) diuretic, laxative lungs slows rapid heartbeat, mild heart-stimulating effect (like digitalis but safe)
Description   roots of wildflower
Origin    
Notes   also caled: False Boneset
Toxicity   none
Dosage   ground roots can be mixed with coffee

    Coffee
Botanical Name   Coffea arabica
System Affected   stimulant, headaches, diuretic, rheumatism/gout
Properties   stimulant, anti-narcotic, anti-emetic, fainting Heart stimulant, dispel drowsiness & stupor from poisoning by narcotics. Headaches. prevent vomiting diuretic gout, rheumtism, bladder stones Asthma
Description   coffee bean
Origin    
Notes   a popular drink
Toxicity   unpleasant heart symptoms
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    Dandelion
Botanical Name   Taraxacum officinale
System Affected   liver, blood, skin, diuretic, kidney, organs
Properties   Detoxify poisons in liver; bowel, fluid accumulation pneumonia, upper respiratory Lowers blood pressure, tuberculosis of lymphatic gland, swelling diabetes skin diseases, scurvy, bones, osteoporosis heart, kidney, spleen, stomach, pancreas moderate purgative, diuretic female organs eaten green (in salad): purify blood & destroy acids in blood, releaves anemic conditions memory tonsillitus(simmer 1oz root in 2-3 cups water) external: warts, acne, age spots
Description   dried root & roots of herb
Origin    
Notes   roots can be baked/dried and ground into coffee
Toxicity   none
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    Ephedra (Mormon Tea)
Botanical Name   Ephedra nevadensis
System Affected   stimulant, kidney, asthma
Properties   nerve stimulant kidney relieves asthma tonic
Description    
Origin   SW USA
Notes   excellent substitute for tea or coffee
Toxicity   contains traces of ephedrine
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    Wild Coffee
Botanical Name   Psychotria olivacea
System Affected   penis
Properties   penis
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