Hopking’s Herbal – V W


Hopking’s Herbal – V W

Go to Hopking’s Herbal – A Modern Materia Medica (herbs and their medicinal action and uses):
A, B-C, D-E-F, G-H, I-J-K, L-M-N, O-P-Q, R-S, T-U, V-W, X-Y-Z

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337. Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry fruit) – eye disorders (poor vision, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration). The active anthocyanoside flavonoids in bilberry strengthen the integrity of eye tissue; improve circulation to the eyes and increase oxygen and energy levels in the eye. Enhances circulation and blood vessel integrity throughout the body. Antioxidant. See AgeLess and SeeMore

338. Valeriana officinalis (Valerian root) – sedative, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic, hypotensive; tension, anxiety, excitability, insomnia, cramp, colic, migraine, rheumatic pain, carminative; hysteria, dysmenorrhoea. WorryLess

339. Verbascum thapsus (Mullein leaves) – expectorant, demulcent; respiratory tract tonic, bronchitis (specific) with hard cough with soreness, inflammation of trachea. See Cough Less and Cough Syrup

340. Verbena officinalis (Vervain tops, Ma Bian Cao) – nervine tonic, sedative; thymoleptic, depression, nerve tonic, epilepsy, hysteria, debility of convalescence after fevers especially influenza. Chinese use: anti-malarial, anti-pyretic, detoxification, amenorrhoea, diuretic, malaria, influenza, gingivitis, abscesses, dysmenorrhoea, abdominal tumours, oedema, oliguria. Pungent, bitter, slightly cold. LIV SP BL

341. Viburnum opulus (Cramp bark) – sedative, spasmolytic, threatened miscarriage, partus praeparator (birth preparer), uterine dysfunction, menopausal metrorrhagia, heart disease; asthma, epilepsy, palpitations, cramps, ovarian pain, uterine pain, infantile enuresis (urinary incontinence). Ext. cramps and stiffness. Dose 1:5 45% 5-10ml. Incontinence

342. Viburnum prunifolium (Black Haw bark) – anti-spasmodic, uterine sedative, anti-asthmatic, hypotensive; uterine cramps, miscarriage, lowers HBP, dysmenorrhoea, labour pains false, miscarriage threatened with hypertension. Dose: 1:5 70% 5-10ml. See PMS

343. Vinca major (Periwinkle tops) – astringent, sedative, anti-haemorrhagic; menorrhagia, endometriosis, metrorrhagia, colitis, enuresis (incontinence), diarrhoea, nose bleed, bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, sore throat, diabetes; stimulates brain function. Ext.: haemorrhoids. C/I in constipation.

344. Viola odorata (Sweet Violet leaves and flowers) – expectorant, alterative, anti-neoplastic; coughs and bronchitis, upper respiratory catarrh, cancer protective (breast or alimentary canal), nasopharyngeal catarrh. See BreastShield

345. Viola tricolor (Pansy tops) – expectorant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, laxative, pertussis, capillary fragility, eczema with exudate especially with rheumatic symptoms, whooping cough, acute bronchitis, cystitis, frequent and painful urination..

346. Viscum album (Mistletoe leafy twigs) – nervine, hypotensive, cardiac depressant, anti-neoplastic; nerve relaxant, reduces heart rate (acts directly on vagus nerve), strengthens peripheral capillary walls, reduces HBP, arteriosclerosis, nervous tachycardia, anti-tumour, chorea, hysteria, hypertensive headache, hypertension. Dose 1:5 45% 0.5ml. HerbShield

347. Vitex agnuscastus (Chaste Tree berries) – reproductive organs tonic and amphoteric; stimulates normalises pituitary gland functions, esp. progesterone; dysmenorrhoea, pre-menstrual stress, menopausal problems, after ‘pill’ to normalise sex glands.

348. Withania somnifera (fam. Solanaceae. Indian Ginseng, Withania, Ashwagandha – root, all parts used) – adaptogen, rejuvenating, balancing, strengthening, calming; relieves fatigue, nervous exhaustion, memory loss; aphrodisiac, sterility in men, sexual ailments; mild sedative, promotes carl sleep; promotes tissue regeneration; slows aging; body building (natural steroids; instant charge of long-lasting energy); Alzheimer’s and memory problems; arthritic pain (has natural steroidal compounds), carpal tunnel syndrome, autoimmune disorders (e.g. lupus), abnormal cell formation, increases potency, stress. The root of this plant is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to augment the faculty of learning and memory retention, and to attenuate cerebral function deficits in the elderly. It is regarded as being particularly useful as a “nervine restorative” in those who have memory impairment and general debility, both common components of the benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Adaptogenic effects have been shown in several studies, and the increase in numbers of dopamine receptors in the corpus striatum produced due to stress, was prevented by pretreatment with Withania. Withania is also reported to have anxiolytic and slight CNS depressant effects. Radioligand binding and functional studies, have found that an extract of Withania acts probably as an agonist at GABA receptor, and this may account for some of these actions on the nervous system. The combination of these actions makes Withania ideally suited as a medium-term, gently relaxing adaptogenic agent for many clients to be taken during and after both benzodiazepine and opiate withdrawal. Pharmacological Action: tonic, aphrodisiac, sattvic. Indications (Uses): rheumatism, emaciation, sexual debility, infertility, edema, TB, worms, spermatorrhoea, dis. of nerves, V and K schizophrenia, anti-epileptic for grand mal; tonic, adaptogen, nervine sedative, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour (in high doses), aphrodisiac, sattvic Indications. Contraindications (Cautions): Some sources suggest that the alkaloids in Ashwagandha present a risk as an abortifacient during pregnancy. (McGuffin) Others suggest that it is a good tonic herb not only safe but beneficial during pregnancy. (Bone) Constituents: alkaloids etc. C/I Pregnancy.

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Go to Hopking’s Herbal – A Modern Materia Medica (herbs and their medicinal action and uses):
A, B-C, D-E-F, G-H, I-J-K, L-M-N, O-P-Q, R-S, T-U, V-W, X-Y-Z