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 Herbal Actions: Hypotensives 
These are remedies that reduce elevated blood pressure, tending to normalize both systolic & diastolic levels. They are explored in more depth in the section on the cardio-vascular system.

Black Cohosh
Black Haw
Blue Cohosh
Cramp Bark
Passion flower
Siberian Ginseng
Hawthorn Berries
Mistletoe (European)

Hypotensives & Secondary Actions

Adaptogen: Siberian Ginseng

Alterative: Black Cohosh, Garlic

Anti-Catharral: Fenugreek, Garlic, Onion

Anti-Inflammatory: Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Buckwheat, Valerian

Anti-Microbial: Garlic, Onion, Yarrow

Anti-Spasmodic : Black Cohosh, Black Haw, Blue Cohosh, Cramp Bark, Garlic, Linden, Motherwort, Passion flower, Skullcap, Valerian, Vervain

Astringent : Black Haw, Cramp Bark, Linden, Nettles, Yarrow

Bitter: Yarrow

Cardiac Tonic: Buckwheat, Hawthorn Berries, Motherwort

Carminative: Parsley, Valerian

Cholagogue : Garlic, Vervain

Demulcent: Fenugreek

Diaphoretic: Garlic, Linden, Onion, Vervain, Yarrow

Diuretic : Linden, Nettles, Parsley, Yarrow

Emmenagogue: Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Motherwort, Parsley

Expectorant: Fenugreek, Garlic, Onion, Parsley

Galactagogue: Fenugreek

Hepatic: Onion, Vervain

Laxative: Vervain

Nervine: Black Cohosh, Black Haw, Cramp Bark, Linden, Mistletoe(European), Motherwort, Passion flower, Skullcap, Valerian, Vervain

Tonic: Black Cohosh, Buckwheat, Fenugreek, Garlic, Hawthorn Berries, Nettles, Onion, Skullcap

Vulnerary: Buckwheat, Fenugreek, Onion

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David Hoffmann BSc (Hons), MNIMHWhilst working in conservation and lecturing in ecology and the eco-crisis for the University of Wales, David Hoffman became convinced that to heal the world, to embrace planetary wholeness and responsibility for it......more
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