From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Varicosities:
- Horse Chestnut
Natural Cures and Remedies for Varicosities
Keep an eye on the temperature and, if necessary, bring it down by measures described in the Fever entry, page 108.
Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Clubmoss) – Not covered (AHP). “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Large doses are emetic (MAD).
Bilberry, Horse Chestnut
Sometimes people with chronic hepatitis may be asymptomatic, and at other times they may experience extreme fatigue and loss of appetite. In both acute and chronic hepatitis liver enzymes become elevated-one sign of liver disease. Noninfectious hepatitis may result from drug or alcohol abuse. Often, the stress of hepatitis reduces levels of glutathione, one of the body’s principal antioxidants, which is made in the liver. The viral and inflammatory stresses, combined with low glutathione levels, compromise liver function and may lead to cirrhosis or liver failure.
Obese women are far more likely to have menstrual irregularities and difficulties in achieving conception than women of normal weight. If pregnancy is accomplished, the incidence of miscarriage, diabetes, toxemia, and hypertension is much more likely to complicate the gestation period.
Activities (Gbanja Kola) – Aphrodisiac ; Astringent ; Nervine ; Poison ; Restorative ; Sedative ; Stimulant ; Stomachic ; Tonic .
Commission E reports no contraindications, adverse effects, or interactions, except for headache (rarely) (AEH; KOM; PH2). Coumarins in moldy hay cause uncontrolled bleeding in cattle (FAD).