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    EPHEDRA

      Uses? Long-term asthma Nasal congestion Sinusitis Who? Almost everyone Who can’t? People with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes anorexia, bulimia, or glaucoma People on any type of medication. Check with doctor Pregnant or breast feeding How long? Up to 16 weeks appears to be safe for most people Side effects? Loss of consciousness High blood pressure Irregular heartbeat Muscle disorders Heart attacks Headache Seizures Nausea Strokes Death   Available forms? Teas, tinctures, tablets and capsules Dose? Follow health professional advice or directions on the package Part used? Stem Comes from? Native to the steppes of north and north-western China Other names? Ephedra Intermedia Ephedra Equisetina Ephedra Sinica  …

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    ELECAMPANE

    Uses? Antibacterial properties Bronchial coughs Tuberculosis Emphysema Asthma Who? Almost everyone Who can’t? People on any type of medication. Check with doctor Pregnant or breast feeding How long? Up to 4 weeks appears to be safe for most people Side effect? Diarrhoea Vomiting Paralysis Spasms   Available forms? Teas, tincture and dried root Dose? Follow health professional advice or directions on the package Part used? Root Comes from? Native to Europe and temperate Asia, cultivated in Europe and China, naturalised in the eastern United States Other names? Yellow starwort Inula helenium Horseheal Scabwort      

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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