Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Coneflower, Yellow
Botanical Name   Ratibida columnifera
System Affected   chest pain, wounds, fever, poison ivy
Properties   chest pains wounds, fevers poison ivy treatment
Description   daisy-like flowers
Origin   North America
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    Ground Ivy (Ale Hoof)
Botanical Name   Glechoma hederacea
System Affected   blood, kidney, ulcer
Properties   blood purifier kidney problems, indigestion poultice for ulcers and cancers
Description   low creeper
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Notes   makes a tea called Gill tea
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    Gumplant
Botanical Name   Grindelia robusta
System Affected   nasal, colds, burns, rashes, poison ivy
Properties   colds, coughs, nasal congestion, bronchial irritations healing wash for burns, rashes, blisters, poison ivy
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    Ivy
Botanical Name   Hedera helix
System Affected   respiratory, skin, laryngitis
Properties   respiratory, bronchitis whooping cough, laryngitis expectorant apply externally: skin (from bacteria & fungus), dermatitis yeast infections chronic inflammatory conditions
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Toxicity   none
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    Plantain (Ripple Grass)
Botanical Name   Plantago major
System Affected   cough, cuts, hemorrhoids, skin, excretory organs
Properties   Externally (apply fresh leaves direct): cooling effect on body, burns, sunburn stops bleeding from minor wounds cuts, bites, stings, rash from Stinging Nettle skin, dandruff Itching from poison ivy (apply as poultice) Internally: coughs, chest, lung, laryngitis, sore throat hemorrhoids, diarrhea bladder, kidney, liver nipple weight-loss
Description   leaves of herb
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Dosage   Internally:1oz/1 pint boiling water, 1/2 cup, 2/day

    Poison Ivy (Eastern)
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System Affected   eye, heart
Properties   eyes heart
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    Seneca Snakeroot
Botanical Name   Polygala senega
System Affected   expectorant, colds, respiratory
Properties   expectorant, emphysema, bronchitis External: itching from poison ivy
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