herbals new-jersey-tea

RECND302

New Jersey Tea

Scientific:Ceanothus americanus
Other:New Jersey Tea, Red Root

Indications

Infection
• infections associated with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly
- mononucleosis
- viral hepatitis
- typhoid
- tuberculosis
- malaria
• cancer
• splenomegaly associated with disorders of the blood
- lymphoma
- leukemia
- spherocytosis
- thalassemia

Respiratory
fever
• respiratory conditions associated with congestion and mucous
- colds
- influenza
- bronchitis
- pneumonia

Gastrointestinal
diarrhea, associated with hepatomegaly and splenomegaly
- infectious diarrhea
- dysentery

Actions

• splenic
lymphatic
astringent
antihemorrhagic
expectorant
antispasmodic
• haemostatic
bitter

Constituents

Not well elucidated:
• Triterpenenoid (e.g. ceanothic acid)
• Flavonoids
• Alkaloids (unspecified)
• Tannins

Posology

• Decoction (dry root): 1 tbsp tid or qid
• Tincture: 1-3 ml tid

Safety

Generally considered safe when used as indicated. Stimulates stomach and liver.

References

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