Latin: Tuners diffusa
Country of Origin: Mexico
Actions: Antidepressant, alterative, anti-inflammatory, aperient, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, emmenagogue, hormone regulator, laxative, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, urinary antiseptic, yang tonic
Energetics: Moistening, cooling, bitter, sweet and salty
Precautions: Generally safe, but avoid during pregnancy and if you have a urinary tract disease. Also long term use and large doses have been known to act as a laxative and may affect the body’s ability to assimilate iron.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this description is purely for historical or entertainment value and is not designed to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases. If you have any current medical conditions, please seek the advice of a medical practitioner. The individual herbs offered here have not been tested for efficacy with regard to the contents of vitamins, minerals or other constituents.
References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brigette Mars