Latin: Caulophyllum thalictroides
Country of Origin: United Ststes
Actions: Anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antithemintic, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, nervine, parturient, tonic, uterine tonic
Energetics: Drying, warm, bitter and sweet
Precautions: Only the dried root should be used and should be avoided during pregnancy and if you experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Long term use should also be avoided as it may cause spastic contractions, tachycardia, hypertension, respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, uncoordination, pupil dilation, and join pain.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brigitte Mars