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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
Motherwort
Black Haw
Nettles
Blue Cohosh
Onion
Buckwheat
Parsley
Cramp Bark
Passion flower
Fenugreek
Siberian Ginseng
Garlic
Skullcap
Hawthorn Berries
Valerian
Linden
Vervain
Mistletoe (European)
Yarrow


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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