Veratrum Viride AIT.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin: Swamps and low ground, meadows, and banks of streams.

Uses: This plant is very poisonous. Its dried roots and rhizomes, when properly prepared, are a strong cardiac stimulant drug. It is emetic, diaphoretic, sedative, and analgesic.

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Origin

The temperate regions of northern hemisphere; introduced in Jammu and Kashmir for cultivation.

Action:

Rhizomes and roots— cardiac depressant, hypotensive. (Contraindicated in cardiac disease. Large doses cause bradycardia.) Used in the treatment of convulsions, headache, neuralgia, inflammatory affections of respiratory tract; and as sedative. Formerly used for high blood pressure, especially associated with toxemia of pregnancy.

Warning:

Contraindicated in cardiac disease.

Large doses cause bradycardia.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) A guide to medicinal plants of  Appalachia/ Krochmal, Arnold; Walter, Russel S.; Doughty, Richard M.: USA: U.S.D.A Forest Service:,1959.

2) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p 697.

Veratrum Viride AIT.
Término aceptado: 13-Mar-2019