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KRUISKRUID (Golden ragwort), Senecio aureus
Parts used: Dried herb, never use the fresh plant
Constituents: Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, Eremophilane sesquiterpenes, bitters, tannins
Actions Indications
Uterine tonic
Menopausal disturbances of any kind, hot flushes, delayed or suppressed menstruation, leucorrhoea (douche), dysuria, congested dysmenorrhoea, metrorrhagia
Diuretic Prostate hyperplasia, urinary irritation-Infertility, frigidity, promotes labour, postpartum pain, menorrhagia
Expectorant Congestion and catarrhal disorders
Anti-inflammatory Capillary haemorrhage, hematuria, albuminuria. Gonorrhoea, gleet, prostatorrhoea
Febrifuge Debilitated states, tuberculosis
Pectoral Uterine or vaginal prolapse, impotency
Herbal extract, 50-90mL per week
Energetics: Cool, bitter, astringent, dry
Meridians: kidney, bladder
Combinations: For menopausal problems + St Johns Wort, Oats or Pasque flower
Caution: Pregnancy
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