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It has a surprisingly broad range of pharmacological effects which includes abortifacient, analgesic, antibacterial, antipyretic, antithrombotic, antiviral, cancerolytic, cardioprotective, choleretic, depurative, digestive, expectorant, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, immune enhancement, laxative, sedative, thrombolytic and vermicidal (Jean Barilla 1999).
The roots are pounded with water and administered as a drink for children suffering from dysentery, pounded into paste used to reduce swelling of joints and leaves are used as a depurative when in cold infusions (Jain and Defilipps, 1998), for rheumatism, arthritis and as a diuretic (Chopra et al.
d) In Brazilian traditional medicine Arctium lappa is used only as a depurative.
Fringe tree is now used in Western herbal medicine as a cholagogue, choleretic, mild laxative, antiemetic and a depurative (Bone 2003).
Antidote, depurative, 22284 stomachic Strychnos ligustrina BL.
Referring back to the traditional definition of a depurative, this involves all three aspects, i.
It was this discovery that changed the traditional herbal concept of depurative to one of tissue cleansing, and according to Borst (2002) one which involved the prevention of the uptake of toxic compounds from the gut into the body and the protection from toxins that enter the body as it is found in high concentrations in the gut, liver and kidneys.
is a herbal species with a long use in traditional medicine due to its digestive, stomachic, tonic, depurative, sedative and antipyretic properties.
Purgative, febrifuge, depurative, emmenagogue, anti-rheumatic and to cure leprosy 8.