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    FEVERFEW

    Uses? Menstrual problems Migraine Arthritis Fever Who? Almost everyone Who can’t? People on any type of medication. Check with doctor Pregnant or breast feeding How long? Up to 8 weeks appears to be safe for most people Side effects? Some people who chewed the fresh leaves reported experiencing mouth ulcers, tongue inflammation, lip swelling and occasional loss of taste   Available forms? Capsules, tablets, tinctures and fresh/dried leaves Dose? Follow health professional advice or directions on the package Part used? Leaf Comes from? Naturalised in Europe and North and South America Other names? Chrysanthemum parthenium        

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    CAYENNE

    Uses? Internally: – Colds and congestion – Antioxidant action – Aid digestion Externally: – Rheumatoid arthritis – Diabetic Neuropathy – Wound healing – Osteoarthritis – Shingles Who? Almost everyone Who can’t? People on any type of medication. Check with doctor Pregnant or breast feeding How long? There is insufficient reliable evidence available to determine time Side effect? Excessive internal use may irritate the intestinal tract Creams can cause a burning sensation. Try a patch test on a small area of skin first.     Available forms? Ground spice, tea, capsules, tables and tinctures Dose? Follow health professional advice or directions on the package Part used? Fruit Comes from? Native to…

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    CAT’S CLAW

    Uses? Intestinal disorders Gastric ulcers Dysentery Allergies Arthritis Wounds Cancer Who? Almost everyone Who can’t? People on any type of medication. Check with doctor Pregnant or breast feeding How long? There is insufficient reliable evidence available to determine time Side effects? Low blood pressure Dizziness Diarrhoea Headache Nausea     Available forms? Capsules, tinctures, tablets and liquid extracts Dose? Follow health professional advice or directions on the package Part used? Root and stem Comes from? South America rain forest, mainly Peru and Brazil Other names? Uncaria tomentosa Una de gato    

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    BOSWELLIA

    Uses? Ulcerative colitis Rheumatism Arthritis Asthma Coughs Sore Who? Almost everyone Who can’t? People on any type of medication. Check with doctor Pregnant or breast feeding How long? Up to six months to experience the full range of benefits Side effects? Miscarriage Acid reflux Skin rashes Diarrhoea Nausea     Available forms? Capsules, tinctures, tablets and powder Dose? Follow health professional advice or directions on the package Part used? Resin Comes from? Native to India, North Africa and the Middle East Other names? Olibanum Ru Xiang