Jayne's Vermifuge

Active Ingredients:

    Pink Root:
    Spigelia merilandica
  • Indian Pink, Carolina Pink, Maryland Pink, Worm Grass.
  • Pink root is indigenous to America.
  • Medicinal Part: The root.
  • Solvents: Dilute alcohol, boiling water (partially).
  • Bodily Influence: Anthelmintic, in large doses Narcotic.
  • Uses: Pink root was used by our Indians as an anthelmintic before the discovery of America. We still use the ancient preparation for the same purpose. It is non-poisonous to the body but should be used according t age, an with other herb.
  • Homeopathic Clinical: Tincture of root- Mania, Strabismus.
    -pp. 216- 217, Indian Herbalogy of North America: The Definitive Guide to Native Medicinal Plants and Their Uses by Alma R. Hutchens (1973)

    Rhubarb Root

  • Action: Aper. ; Purgative; Astringent; Stomachic; Tonic.
  • Uses: Diarrhea, constipation, hepat. diseases & to promote appetite.

    -p. 441- 442, Rhubard-U.S.P. X; BP in Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

    Oil of Peppermint
    Mentha piperita; Labiatae

  • Meridians/Organs Affected; lungs, liver.
  • Part Used: keaves
  • Active Constituents: essential oil, mentol menthone, fasmone, tannic (labiatic acid), bitter principle
  • Properies: diaphoretic, romatic, carminative, calmative, mild alterative
  • Uses: Peppermint is used for colds, flu, fevers, gas and mild digestive disorders.
    Spearmint ( Mentha virides) has almost identical uses to this variety.
    - p. 156, Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D. (1988)

    More information on Peppermint.

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Jayne's Vermifuge
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