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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT 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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= toxic agent, AVOID          = danger/caution, mild to severe apply          = AVOID if pregnant
See corresponding herb pages for more information
TERM DEFINITION NATURAL AGENTS ASSOCIATED with the TERM
TONIC Improves general state of health Ague-Weed (bitter); Ajuga; Alder; Alder, American Black; Alder, Tag; Allspice; Amalaki; American Ivy; Angostura (bitter); Anise (heart/liver/lungs/brain/circulation); Apple; Aquilaria; Asafetida; Ash (bitter); Ash, American; Ash, Prickly; Ash, Red; Ash, White; Asparagus Bean; Aspen, Quaking (urinary system); Astragalus; Astragalus complanatus (liver/kidney); Astragalus hoantchy; Atractylodes (chi); Atractylodes macrocephela (blood); Bachelor Button; Baeckea; Bala; Balmony; Balmony, Indian; Balsam of Peru; Balsam Pear; Barberry (liver); Barley; Basil, Holy; Beech; Beech, American; Beech, Blue; Beet (female); Benjamin Bush; Betony; Bilberry; Birdsfoot Trefoil; Blackberry (uterine); Black Chebula; Black Currant; Currant, Red (blood); Black Haw; Black Musli; Brazilwood; Broomrape (male fertility); Burnet, Salad; Buttonbush; Cabbage (joints); Calumba Wood; Capers (stimulant); Cardamine; Cardamom, Bastard; Carrot, Wild; Cedron; Centaury, European; Centaury, American; Chickweed (cleansing); Cleavers; Corn; Costmary; Couchgrass; Damiana (CNS/hormone system); Dandelion (bitter); Horehound; Lady's Bedstraw; Lemon; Maple, Rock (spring); Pinks, Chinese; Poplar, Ontario; Poplar, White; Rosemary (general/cardio); Sarsaparilla; Schizandra; Soapwort; Southernwood; Szechuan Pepper (See Ash, Prickly);Turkey-Corn; Valerian, Red
= Alfalfa; Anemarrhena; Angelica; Angelica, American; Apricot; Asparagus, Chinese; Asparagus, Fern; Avens; Avens, Rough; Avens, Water; Barrenwort (liver/kidney); Bay; Bayberry; Bead Tree; Bearberry; Beechdrops; Bee Pollen; Birch, Common; Birch, Silver; Bishop Flower; Blazing Star; Bogbean (bitter);Boneset; Boneset, Asian; Brucea; Buchu; Bupleurum (liver/circulatory system); Bethroot (uterine); Burnut; Butternut; Cardamom; Cascara Sagrada; Cattail (circulatory); Cayenne (circulatory); Celandine (blood); Cereus, Night-blooming; Chamomile; Chervil; Chicory (spring); Cinnamon; Clover, red; Coltsfoot; Crampbark; Comfrey (pulmonary); Elder; Fo-Ti; Ginseng (general); Ginseng, Siberian; Goldenseal (digestive); Mugwort (nerve); Parsley (heart/kidney/liver); Poplar, Balsam; Shatavari (See Asparagus); Stoneroot (hepatic); Thistle, Blessed (cardio/liver
= Agnus-Castus (female reproductive system); Angelica; Angelica, American; Bearberry; Burnut; Butternut; Calamint, Lesser (nerve); Cattail (circulatory); Celandine (blood); Chamomile; Cinnamon; Clover, Red; Coltsfoot; Goldenseal (digestive); Parsley (heart/kidney/liver)
= Aconite (cardio); Adonis; Alder Buckthorn; Arrowwood; Asarabacca; Belladonna, Japanese (2); Birthwort; Birthwort, Frail; Black Cohosh; Blackroot (digestive system); Bonduc Nut; Boxthorn; Stargrass (bitter); Wormwood
TOXIC A poisonous/dangerous agent = Abrus; Aconite; Aconite, Carmichael's; Adonis; Alder Buckthorn; Ambrosia-2; Anemone (all); Apple, Bitter; Apple, Balsam; Arnica; Arrowwood;Arum; Asarabacca; Ash, Mountain-1; Asthma Weed (slightly); Baneberry, Red; Baneberry, White; Bearded Darnel; Belladonna; Belladonna, Japanese; Betel Nut (mildly); Birthwort; Birthwort, Frail; Bittersweet, American; Black Cohosh; Blackroot; Bloodroot; Blue Flag; Bog Rosemary; Bonduc Nut; Borax; Boxthorn; Boxwood; Broom, Scotch; Broom, Spanish; Bryony; Bryony, White; Buttercup (all); Butterfly Bush; Butterfly Weed; Cabbage, Skunk; Calabar Bean; Camphor (all); Casca Bark; Castor Bean; Centipede, Vietnamese; Columbine; Foxglove; Hemlock; Henbane; Jack-in-the-Pulpit; Lily-of-the-Valley; May Apple; Melon, Bitter Indochinese; Monkshood; Peony; Poinsettia; Pokeweed; Stargrass; Wormwood
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