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Musculoskeletal - Materia Medica for the Musculo-skeletal system

by Chanchal Cabrera, MNIMH

Medical Herbalism 07-31-94 6(2): 9

Alteratives

Rumex crispus (Yellow dock)

Berberis vulgaris (Barberry)

Phytolacca decandra (Pokeroot) (toxic)

Arctium lappa (Burdock)

Urtica dioica (Nettle)

Fucus vesiculosis (Kelp)

Diuretics:

Apium graveolens (Celery)

Petroselinum crispum (Parsley)

Betula alba (Birch)

Anti-inflammatories:

Salix spp. (Willow)

Harpagophytum procumbens (Devilís Claw)

Menyanthes trifoliata (Bogbean)

Guaiacum off. (Guaiacum)

Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)

Populus balsamifera (Poplar Bud/Balm of Gilead)

Bupleurum falcatum (Chinese Thoroughwax)

Curcuma longa (Turmeric)

Scutellaria baicalensis (Chinese skullcap)

Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice)

Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam)
 
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Circulatory stimulants:

Capsicum minimum (Cayenne)

Zanthoxylum americanum (Prickly ash)

Zingiber off. (Ginger)

Myrica cerifera (Bayberry)

Rubefacients:

Capsicum minimum

Zingiber off.

Brassica alba/niger (Mustard)

Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen)

Juniperus communis

Analgesics:

Piscidia erythrina (Jamaica dogwood) (potentially toxic)

Valeriana off. (Valerian)

Arnica montana (Arnica) (potentially toxic)

Aconitum napellus (Aconite) (toxic)

Gelsemium sempivirens (Yellow jasmine) (toxic)

Immuno-regulators:

Echinacea spp.

Galium aparine

Phytolacca decandra (toxic)

Usnea spp.

Ligusticum porterii (Osha)

Collagen tonics/regulators:

Crataegus oxycanthoides (berries)

Vaccinium myrtillus (blueberries)

Yucca leaves

Bryonia dioica (toxic) is specifically a tonic and strengthener of the joint capsule.
 
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