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Glossary of herbal agents

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Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: echinacea
common cold
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: ephedra
as for ephedrine
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: feverfew
migraine
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: ginko
intermittent claudication
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: kava
chronic anxiety
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: milk thistle
viral hepatitis
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: saw palmetto
benign prostatic hyperplasia
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: St. John's wort
mild to moderate depression
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: dehyroepiandrosterone
symptomatic improvement in females with SLE or AIDS
Give the clinical uses for the following herbal agents.: Melatonin
jet lag, insomnia
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. echinacea
GI distress, dizziness, and headache
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. ephedra
CNS and cardiovascular stimulation; arrhythmias, stroke and seizures at high doses.
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. feverfew
GI distress, mouth ulcers, antiplatelet actions
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. ginko
GI distress, anxiety, insomnia, headache, and antiplatelet actions
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. kava
GI distress, sedation, ataxia, hepatotoxicity, phototoxicity, dermatotoxicity
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. milk thistle
loose stools
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. saw palmetto
GI distress, decreased libido, hypertension
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. St. John's wort
GI distress and phototoxicity; serotonin syndrome with SSRIs
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. dehyroepiandrosterone
Androgenization (premenopausal women), estrogenic effects (postmenopausal), feminization (young men)
Give the toxicities for the following herbal agents. Melatonin
Sedation, suppresses midcycle LH, hypoprolactinemia

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