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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
HALLUCINOGENIC Induces hallucinations (to perceive objects and events that do not exist) Brunsfelsia
= Broom, Scotch
HEMOSTATIC Stops bleeding Alder; Alfilaria; Aspen, Quaking; Bamboo, Black; Beet; Betony; Bistort; Blackberry; Burnet; Cranesbill; Lady's Bedstraw; Love-lies-bleeding (see Amaranth); Pilewort (see Amaranth); Pinks, Chinese; Plantain
= Avens; Barberry, common; Bethroot (nose/mouth/stomach/bowels/bladder); Bugleweed; Cattail; Cedar, White; Comfrey
= Barberry, common; Bugleweed; Cattail
HEPATIC Acts on the liver Agrimony; Ash, Prickly; Balm, Lemon; Balmony, Indian; Beet (cleanser); Cabbage; Dandelion (supportive); Maple, Rock (strengthener); Pine; Schizandra; Thistle, Milk (protectant)
= Barberry, common; Bindweed; Boldo; Cascara Sagrada; Chicory (protectorant); Stoneroot (tonic)
= Barberry
= Arrowwood
HYPERTENSIVE Tending to increase blood pressure (hypertension is the state of having high blood pressure) Balsam of Peru; Pussytoes; Ylang Ylang
= Bee Pollen
= Broom, Scotch; Calabar Bean
HYPNOTIC Promotes or produces sleep See SOPORIFIC
HYPOGLYCEMIC Lowers blood sugar; hypoglycemia is the state of having low blood sugar Alfalfa; Anemarrhena; Astragalus; Atractylodes macrocephela; Balloon Flower; Bilberry; Coriander; Corn; Dandelion; Stevia; Water Plantain
= Burdock; Cashew; Celandine; Chicory
= Burdock; Celandine; Sage; Sage, Purple
HYPOTENSIVE Tending to lower blood pressure (hypotension is the state of having low blood pressure) Balloon Flower; Balm, Lemon; Pinks, Chinese; Reishi
= Barrenwort; Cannabis; Cinnamon
= Cinnamon
= Birthwort, Frail; Black Cohosh; Black Haw; Boxthorn
HYPOTHYROID Inhibits/lessens thyroid activity Balm, Lemon

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