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GALEGA, Galega officinalis
Parts used: Flowering herb
Constituents: Alkaloids; galegine, Saponins, Flavonoids, Bitter compound
Actions Indications
Hypoglycaemic Hyperglycemias, Diabetes type II (late onset), increases numbers of Beta cells and size of the Islets of Langerhans. Potentiates the effects of insulin, and decreases gluconeogenesis
Galactagogue Lack of breast milk, increases lactation see formula below;
10 aniseed, 15 fennel, 10 borage, 20 blessed thistle, 20mL goats rue Use 10 drops in warm water, hour before breast feeding
Chicken pox, shingles, HSV 1 and 2, Herpes virus
Anti-pyretic Fevers
Anti-cholesterol High cholesterol
Traditionally used by the Chinese for Tuberculosis
Herbal extract, 30-60mL per week
Energetics: Cooling, Bitter
Contraindications: Careful monitoring of blood glucose levels is required when treating diabetes
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