Pleurisy Root (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:asclepsias tuberosa, butterfly weed, more...Canada Root, flux root, orange milkweed, swallowwort, tuber root, white root, wind root
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Suggested Dosing

Tincture: 1-4 mL PO TID in water

Otherwise follow Mfr's instructions

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Suggested Uses

Respiratory problems, eg cough, cold, bronchitis

Uterine d/o, rheumatism

Efficacy: not proven

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            Adverse Effects

            Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, arrythmia

            Overdose can lead to death d/t respiratory paralysis or heart failure

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Pregnancy

            History of heart disease

            Hormone dependent neoplasia

            Cautions

            Large amounts ingested can be toxic, even fatal

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: contraindicated

            Lactation: contraindicated

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

            Excretion: N/A

            Mechanism of Action

            May have antiinflammatory properties that relieves respiratory problems & rheumatism

            May have actions similar to estrogen that palliates uterine problems

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