herbals coffee

RECND260

Coffee

Scientific:Coffea arabica
Other:Coffee

Indications

CNS
• conditions that require sympathetic nervous system stimulation
- headaches (migraines)
- poor concentration
Alzheimer's disease (prevention)
• Parkinson's disease (prevention)

Gastrointestinal
• atonic digestion
- dyspepsia
- gallstones
- constipation
• may protect from liver disease

Endocrine
diabetes mellitus type 2 (prevention)

Respiratory
• bronchiolar constriction
asthma

Urinary
• urinary gravel

Actions

stimulant
bitter
diuretic
• laxative

Constituents

• methylxanthines (aka purine alkaloid) - caffeine
• phenolic acids
• volatile oil (caffeol)
• diterpenoids

Posology

Decoction: 1 cup bid

Safety

Pregnancy: High doses may be harmful. Moderate consumption is safe.

Lactation: Compounds enter breast-milk and may cause colic in children.

Caution: May aggravate the following conditions:
• gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
gastric ulcer
• arrhythmias
insomnia
anxiety
urinary incontinence
• fibrocystic breasts
glaucoma
• hypercholesterolemia (unfiltered coffee)

References

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Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Bone K. A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient. St Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Brinker F. The Toxicology of Botanical Medicines, 3rd ed. Sandy, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2000.

Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

Hoffman D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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