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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.



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= Denotes a POISONOUS agent/s. Professionals only! These agents are more common in Chinese medicine where they are especially processed to render them safe, or else used in homeopathic tinctures which are safe to take. There are also instances where one component of the plant is safe, as in the Castor Bean which is deadly, but its oil is safe to use.
Consider this page a starting point for your research and/or discussion with your medical professional as it cannot endorse the herbs which have been used traditionally for these conditions.
If you have a better link than the ones I have provided, please let me know.
The DO FIRST section will lead you to professional medical pages online for more information on the topic.
The HOW TO USE/MORE INFO section will take you to a more in depth discussion of the ways to use natural agents. Although not always stated, more information can be obtained on the individual herb pages.
The Healthline links are not all the same; they will take you to pages related to the specific topics.

Wasting Diseases Water Retention Weight
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WASTING/DEGENERATIVE DISEASES
Self-explanatory. See specific disease topics.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Ashwaganda; Barley; Beggartick (tabes); Bilberry; Comfrey; Currant, Red (see Black Currant); Dandelion See individual herb pages
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WATER RETENTION
When less fluid is excreted than is taken in. Also see Edema
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
GENERAL See Healthline Alfalfa; Asparagus; Aspen, Quaking; Atractylodes; Bearberry; Cabbage; Celandine; Cereus, Night-blooming; Chervil; Dandelion
= Broom Scotch
See Water Rentention
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WEIGHT
A healthy weight is determined using height and general bone structure as a guide.
TYPE DO FIRST NATURAL AGENTS HOW TO USE/MORE INFO
OVERWEIGHT See Healthline Aloe; Centaury, European; Chickweed; Cleavers; Evening Primrose See Weight
UNDERWEIGHT See Healthline Ginseng Same as above
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