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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
LAXATIVE Promotes evacuation of the bowels Agave; Agrimony, Hemp; Ajuga (weak); Alder, American Black; Almond; Aloe, False; Angelica Tree; Angostura; Apple; Asafetida; Ash, Manna; Avocado; Bala; Balloon Vine; Balm of Copaiba; Balmony; Balsam; Balsam Pear; Bearsfoot, American; Betel Nut; Bistort; Black Chebula; (mild); Butcher's Broom (weak); Buttonbush; Cardamom, Bastard; Chives (weak); Cleavers; Costmary; Damiana; Dandelion; Goldenrod, Sweet; Peach; Psyllium; Raspberry; Safflower; Yellowdock
= Alfalfa; Apricot; Asparagus; Barberry, common; Bead Tree; Birch, Common; Birch, Silver (weak); Bogbean; Boneset (weak); Borage Brucea (weak); Burdock (weak); Butter-and-Eggs; Cannabis; Cascara Sagrada; Cedar, White (weak); Cereus, Night-blooming; Chamomile; Chicory; Clover, red (weak); Cohosh, blue; Crampbark; Elder; Figwort; Licorice (weak); Poplar, Balsam; Sorrel
= Barberry, common; Burdock (weak); Butter-and-Eggs; Chamomile (weak); Clover, Red (weak); Cohosh, Blue
= Aconite (weak); Alder Buckthorn (strong); Apple, Bitter; Arnica; Arrowwood; Ash, Mountain; Bloodroot; Bonduc Nut; Boxwood; Broom, Spanish; Bryony, White; Butterfly Weed
LITHOTRIPTIC Breaks up/dissolves urinary stones Amber; Corn; Dandelion
LUBRICANT Coats surfaces to reduce friction, heat, and wear = Apricot

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