herbals amargo

RECMG10719

Amargo

Scientific:Quassia amara
Other:Amargo

Indications

Infection
• intestinal parasites
• infectious diarrhea & dysentery
malaria
• hair parasites (lice, fleas)

Dermatologic
• seborrheic dermatitis (topically)
• acce rosaceae (topically)

Gastrointestinal
• atonic digestive complaints
- dyspepsia
- hypochlorhydria
- pancreatic insufficiency
• gastic ulcers
• gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD)†
• mild laxative

Hepatobiliary
• biliary insufficiency
- cholestasis
- cholelithiasis (gallstones)
- jaundice
hepatitis

Actions

antiparasitic
antimalarial
antimicrobial
antifungal
bitter
stomachic
hepatic
cholagogue
choleretic
alterative
antispasmodic
antiulcerogenic
antiinflammatory
• laxative (mild)
emmenagogue

Constituents

• terpene lactone (quassin)
• phytosterols (beta-sitosterol)
• tannnins

Posology

• Powdered herb: 1/2 tsp/cup boiling water or 1g capsules tid

Safety

• generally regarded as safe
• documented antifertility effects
Pregnancy - should be avoided

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