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= toxic agent, AVOID          = danger/caution, mild to severe apply          = AVOID if pregnant
See corresponding herb pages for more information
NARCOTIC A possibly habit-forming agent which produces sleep/stupor while relieving pain when taken in therapeutic doses, but in large doses, produces convulsions, coma, or death Turkey-Corn
= Bay; Bead Tree (weak); Bogbean; Celandine; Poppy
= Celandine
= Aconite; Belladonna; Belladonna, Japanese; Black Cohosh (slightly); Boxwood; Broom, Scotch; Calabar Bean
NERVINE Soothes; reduces nervousness, emotional distress, and apprehension. Same as Sedative or Tranquilizer See SEDATIVE
NUTRITIVE Supplying food value in the form of vitamins and/or minerals Adder's Tongue; Alaria; Barley; Cabbage; Chickweed; Cucumber; Currant, Red (see Black Currant); Pilewort (see Amaranth); Slippery Elm
= Alfalfa; Cashew; Cattail
= Cattail

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