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Canon EOS 400D
Exposure Time – 1/25 sec
ISO – 100
62mm Macro Filter
25 March 2011
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Medicinal uses (traditional)
For the treatment of cough, cold, influenza, chest infections, diabetes, hypertension, eczema, epilepsy, delayed menstruation, intestinal worms, constipation, spider bites and scorpion stings and as an antidote for snakebite.
For the relief of hemorrhoids, eczema, skin rashes and boils.
Brine shrimp lethality assay: preliminary results showed no effect on brine shrimps in the concentrations tested.
Antibiotic activity assay
No antimicrobial activity was observed in preliminary assays, in the concentrations used.
Not recommended for use by pregnant women
First time users may experience dizziness, nausea or sweating
Treatment should be continued for one week. If symptoms persist, additional or alternative therapy should be sought. The use of this herb to treat diabetes, hypertension epilepsy or snakebite cannot at this stage be recommended, owing to lack of clinical data.
1 table spoonful of chipped dried herb (.10,0g ) added to 3 cupfuls (.500ml ) of boiling water, boil for 10 minutes, allow to cool overnight, strain and use clear liquid for both internal and external use. If fresh material is used, 3-4 young twigs (leaf and stem) are boiled with one litre of water.
Dosage: (internal use)
Adults: Half a cupful (.90ml)
Elderly patients: Quarter of a cupful (.45ml)
Children 6-12 yrs: Quarter of a cupful (.45ml)
Children 2-6 yrs : Two teaspoonsful (.8ml)
To be taken two to three times daily.
For external use, the decoction may be applied to the affected area using a clean cloth.