Salsola kali var. tenuifolia

Salsola kali var. tenuifolia

Salsola kali var. tenuifolia, Russian Thistle, (Chenopodiaceae, the Goosefoot Family), 3-8 dm in height, green flowers, habitat: native of Asia but very common as a weed in the drier parts of Western North America (102, 103).

It is known to produce Salsoline (97). Salsoline is a known antihypertensive (171).


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Sanguinaria canadensis

Sanguinaria canadensis

Sanguinaria canadensis, Bloodroot, (Papaveraceae, the Poppy Family), to 5-15 cm in height, green seed pods, habitat: rich woods (102, 103).

Indian tribes have used it as a rheumatism remedy and a ringworm treatment. It became popular in American medicine for its ability to remove mucus from respiratory mucus membranes, to treat skin eruptions, nose polyps, ulcers, and badly healing sores. It produces tormentil, sanguinarine, and tannic acid, is useful in the treatment of eczema and would also give a mild local anesthetic effect (267).


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