Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach
**Menstrual flow is increases with small doses.**
tea for relief of digestive and GI complaints
(acts by furthering phagocytosis by means of leukocytes and spleen cells and activating granulocytes)
root used for flue-like symptoms
**Premenstrual syndrome may occur after extended therapy**
Reported to lower/decrease/reduce
clotting capability of blood
stomach problems (motion sickness, nausea)
may provide relief from:
pain, swelling, and swelling of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
**Most commonly prescribed herbal remedy worldwide.**
Internal uses: CNS effects
cerebral arterial dilation
assists cells during periods of hypoxia
decreases free-radical damage to neurons
(*when symptoms are secondary to diminished blood flow)
may be helpful in
short-term relief of
prevention of chronic onfections
tea can help with UTIs
ST. JOHN'S WORT
**Not effective in use by persons with moderate to severe depression.**
Hypericin: compounds used for standardization
mild depression (herbal Prozac as a "tonic" for the nervous system)
*Users should apply sunscreen due to possible phototoxicity.
*May cross the blood-brain barrier.
*May enter breast milk.
mild sedative (herbal Valium with "no hang-over effects"; fresh root preparations reported to be better relaxants with sweet aroma).
drowsiness may occur
*No reports of habituation and addiction.