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Puha, Sonchus kirkii
Parts used: Leaves, stems and milky juice.
Constituents: Volatile oil, Bitters, Angelic acid, Valerianic acid.
Actions: Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Carminative, Digestive tonic, Antispasmodic, Diuretic.
Indications:
Coughs/colds, psychogenic asthma, pleurisy, respiratory catarrh, bronchitis.
Flatulent/nervous dyspepsia.
Indigestion/persistent pain, bloating and gurgling, Mucusy stools, Colic.
Herbal extract: 30-60mL per week.
Energetics: Bitter/sweet, pungent, warming, Astringent.
Caution: Diabetes and pregnancy, (stimulates uterus).