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Mechanisms of Action of Poisons-Poisoning

Mechanisms of Action of Poisons- Poisoning Poison                          Mechanism of action Ingested poisons – They act directly on the digestive tract causing pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.      Corrosive poisons – on swallowing, they burn tissues severely , e.g. lips, mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Fumes and gases – they cause choking, which may lead to difficulty in breathing and unconsciousness. Chemical poisons – their toxic effects may be seen on the...

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Medicinal use of Celery, Chestnut, Chicory, Cleavers

Celery: Apium graveolens Part Used: root and seed Diuretic, stimulant, aromatic Used in incontinence of the urine, dropsy, liver troubles, produces perspiration. A splendid tonic. Good for nervousness, neuralgia and rheumatism.   Chestnut: Castania Part Used: Leaves Antispasmodic Soothing to mucous membranes and the nervous system. A specific for whooping cough (combined with blue cohosh and lobelia). Good for other coughs too. For protracted cases of hiccoughs.   Chicory: Cichorium...

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Medicinal use of Catnip and Chickweed

Catnip: Nepeta cataria, Nip Part Used: The whole herb Carminative, stimulant, tonic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac Excellent for its quieting effect on the nervous system. Use as an enema for children, especially in convulsions. Very useful in pain of any kind, for spasms, insanity, fevers, colic, hysteria, amenorrhea, emmenagogues, nervous headache. An enemy of catnip will cause urination   when it has stopped. Catnip, sweet balm, marshmallow and sweet weed (liquorice) make...

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