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Subject: Medicinal herbFAQ Part 1/1

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All FAQs in Directory: medicinal-herbs
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Archive-name: medicinal-herbs/part1 Posting-Frequency: monthly (on or about 20th) Last-modified: 09Sep2007 Version: 1.40 URL: http://www.henriettesherbal.com/faqs/medi-cont.html
---------------------------------------------- Contents ---------------------------------------------- * 1 Introduction o 1.1 Contributors o 1.2 Wishlist * 2 Single herbs o 2.1 Valeriana + 2.1.1 Valium is not derived from Valerian o 2.2 Yohimbe + 2.2.1 Yohimbe is a MAO inhibitor, yohimbine isn't o 2.3 Absinthe FAQ pointer + 2.3.1 More on Absinthe o 2.4 St. John's Wort (Hypericum) + 2.4.1 SJW and photosensitivity + 2.4.2 SJW and MAO inhibition + 2.4.3 About standardized hypericin content in SJW o 2.5 Ginseng o 2.6 Stevia Leaf - Too Good To Be Legal? + 2.6.1 Changed legal status of Stevia Leaf o 2.7 Poison Ivy / Oak / Sumac + 2.7.1 How to recognize PI/PS/PO + 2.7.2 How to avoid the rash + 2.7.3 Why does it give you a rash? / Spreading the oil about + 2.7.4 What helps + 2.7.5 Jewelweed, Impatiens + 2.7.6 How to get rid of poison ivy in your yard o 2.8 Echinacea + 2.8.1 Using Echinacea + 2.8.2 Echinacea - poaching and extinction o 2.9 Feverfew and migraine o 2.10 Kava kava o 2.11 Pau d'arco o 2.12 Wild yam and contraception + 2.12.1 Edible vs. true yam + 2.12.2 Wild yam cream and natural progesterone o 2.13 Red raspberry and pregnancy o 2.14 Green tea and caffeine o 2.15 Comfrey hepatotoxicity + 2.15.1 Hepatotoxicity update o 2.16 Pennyroyal o 2.17 Cat's Claw o 2.18 Golden Seal appeal - and Goldthread too o 2.19 Ma Huang or Ephedra sinensis o 2.20 Skullcap and Teucrium adulteration o 2.21 Mellow mallows o 2.22 Not an herb, but: Melatonin * 3 Herbs for specific things o 3.1 Herbs for mosquitoes and other bothersome bugs + 3.1.1 Repelling them + 3.1.2 And now you're bitten... o 3.2 Herbs for migraines o 3.3 Herbs for vivid dreams o 3.4 Herbs and weight loss o 3.5 Herbs to make you sleep + 3.5.1 Insomnia therapeutics o 3.6 Aphrodisiacs o 3.7 Herbal Abortives and Birth Control + 3.7.1 Herbal Abortives and Common Sense o 3.8 Herbs and female infertility o 3.9 Herbs, ADD, and replacing Ritalin o 3.10 Herbs for Sunburn o 3.11 The gall bladder flush o 3.12 Herbs for cough o 3.13 Herbs for constipation * 4 Processing herbs o 4.1 Making essential oil o 4.2 Pointer to the How-to of Tinctures o 4.3 Herbal oils o 4.4 Balms and liniments * 5 General Info o 5.1 Introduction to side effects, safety and toxicity of medicinal herbs + 5.1.1 Medicinal plant actions cannot be reduced to the effects of their isolated 'active constituents' + 5.1.2 Medicinal herbs act 'multi-systemically' + 5.1.3 Herbs act on the healing processes in the body + 5.1.4 Herbs act multi-dimensionally + 5.1.5 Side effects vs. contraindications + 5.1.6 Safety and toxicity of herbal medicines + 5.1.7 Pregnancy + 5.1.8 Understanding toxicity research - politics and ideology + 5.1.9 Further reading o 5.2 Wildcrafting Ethics and similar things + 5.2.1 Wildcrafting checklist + 5.2.2 How do I find out about endangered plants (in the USA)? + 5.2.3 What plants shouldn't I pick? + 5.2.4 United Plant Savers o 5.3 Different schools of Herbal Healing + 5.3.1 Traditions in Western Herbal Medicine + 5.3.2 Ayurveda - an introduction + 5.3.3 Pointers to homeopathy sites etc. + 5.3.4 What is Traditional Chinese Medicine? + 5.3.5 Flower essences + 5.3.6 Aromatherapy intro o 5.4 The Ames Test o 5.5 Trying out the placebo effect o 5.6 How to find an herbalist / ND o 5.7 Politics and herbal medicine * 6 Information Sources o 6.1 Good books on herbal medicine - updated 18Jan05 + 6.1.1 Good books to get started with + 6.1.2 Specialty books: women's herbals, men's herbals etc. + 6.1.2.1 Going for broke (and I wish you luck) + 6.1.3 In-depth books, by organ system + 6.1.4 Chinese herbs, or TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) o 6.2 Good books for further studies o 6.3 Good periodicals + 6.3.1 For enthusiasts (emphasis on color pictures) + 6.3.2 For professional herbalists (emphasis on case studies) + 6.3.3 For universities (emphasis on scientific studies) o 6.4 Online commercial databases + 6.4.1 Napralert + 6.4.2 Medline + 6.4.3 Ingenta + 6.4.4 IBIDS o 6.5 Herb programs + 6.5.3 Demo or shareware herb programs + 6.5.4 Commercial herb programs - updated 18Jan05 o 6.6 Other online information sources + 6.6.1 FTP + 6.6.2 WWW o 6.7 Pointers to related documents + 6.7.1 Plants by Mail FAQ pointer + 6.7.2 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome WWW page pointer + 6.7.3 Hint for Kombucha posters + 6.7.4 Hint for Essiac posters + 6.7.5 Thinking of growing herbs for sale? + 6.7.6 Saw Palmetto and Prostata problems: Newsgroup/FAQ pointer + 6.7.7 Natural high FAQ pointer + 6.7.8 Natural vision FAQ pointer + 6.7.9 Smoking herbs document pointer + 6.7.10 Pointer to herbal-medical glossary + 6.7.11 Menopausal discomforts * 7 Schools etc. o 7.1 Some hands-on schools I know of in the US o 7.2 Some hands-on schools in Canada o 7.3 Some correspondence courses I know of in the US o 7.4 Some schools and correspondence courses elsewhere o 7.5 About correspondence schools, and licensing of herbalists o 7.6 Accreditation of ND schools and ND licensing in the US * 8 Related forums o 8.1 Mailing lists (= email) + 8.1.1 The Medicinal Herblist + 8.1.2 The Aromatherapy List + 8.1.3 The Kombucha List + 8.1.4 The Paracelsus List + 8.1.5 The Homeopathy List + 8.1.7 The Culinary Herblist + 8.1.9 The Wellpet List + 8.1.10 The Holisticat List + 8.1.12 The Apothecary List + 8.1.13 The HolisticBird List + 8.1.14 The Toiletries List + 8.1.16 The Aboutherbs List + 8.1.17 The UK Herbal List + 8.1.18 The Herbgardening List + 8.1.19 The Forageahead List + 8.1.20 The HolisticPet List o 8.2 Newsgroups o 8.4 Newsgroup (and mailing list) netiquette o 8.5 Dealing with spam and trolls ---------------------------------------------- 1 Introduction ---------------------------------------------- The medicinal herb FAQ is found here: http://www.henriettesherbal.com/faqs/medi-cont.html -- Henriette Kress, AHG Helsinki, Finland Henriette's herbal homepage: http://www.henriettesherbal.com