Wild Ginger Root Tincture

Asarum canadense Tincture

Wild Ginger Root Tincture
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A fresh tincture mae form the rhizome and root of the Canadian wild ginger plant. Harvested from the forestes of Ontario Canada.

Wild Ginger Root Tincture
Botanical Name Asarum canadense
Common names Wild Ginger, Black Snakeroot, Canada Wild Ginger, Canadian Snakeroot, Broad Leaved Asarabaccais, Indian Ginger
Strength 1:2 60% : 1/8 veg. Glycerin
Part Used Rhizome & Root
Best Before 2019
Dissolved Solids (µS/ppm) 0.87/610
pH 6
Excerpt From The:
American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy
by FINLEY ELLINGWOOD, M.D.
1919

ASARUM Asarum canadense

Synonym—Wild Ginger.

Dose, from one-half to one dram of the specific medicine

Dr. Houts, claims that asarum is a reliable emmenagogue, and perfectly safe. He gives it alone when he needs to restore the menses, and says he needs nothing with it. It has a direct influence on the uterine system. For young girls with their early menstruation and in cases of painful menstruation, he uses an infusion of the fresh root and expects to get satisfactory results. He takes one ounce of the root and lets it steep slowly for one hour in a pint of water and sweetens it. He gives from one to two drams every half hour or hour. He takes from five to ten drops of the fluid extract to a cupful of hot sweetened water and gives this every half hour or every one or two hours as the patient needs. The results have established his confidence.

The stimulant properties of this agent are of a local character, acting directly upon the mucous lining of the intestinal tract, and overcoming flatulence. It is also a stimulant to the secretory function of the skin, acting as a mild but efficient diaphoretic.

In inflammatory conditions it should be avoided, but after the inflammation has abated, it will mildly stimulate the function of digestion and food appropriation.

The late Dr. R. S. Newton was quite enthusiastic concerning the action of this remedy. Other of our writers believe that it has a more important place than that given by most of our authors. It is advised in strong infusion, freely given, as a stimulating diaphoretic.

Therapy—In acute nasal catarrh, where the discharge has not appeared, or has been suppressed, with the usual symptoms of headache and general oppression, muscular aching and general discomfort, it is given with good results. Inflammation of the conjunctiva, from taking cold, where there is profuse and constant lachrymation, will be relieved by it.

In painful or longstanding spasmodic affections of the pulmonary region, as in whooping cough or bronchitis, it will be advantageous and, at the same time, it influences the digestive apparatus, correcting nausea, cholera and diarrhea, which may be present.

Dr. Newton considered its most important influence to be exercised upon the generative apparatus. It is a stimulant to the muscular structure of the womb and to the ovaries, and is abortive and an active parturient, and may be given to good advantage in recent cases of amenorrhea from cold. During labor, when the pains are excessive, and when there is extreme erythism, a few drops of the tincture may be put in half a glass of water and a teaspoonful administered every five or ten minutes. It will induce quiet and render the labor more natural. It works in perfect harmony with small doses of cimicifuga.

In metrorrhagia and in menorrhagia, where the flow is steady but not free, where there are cutting pains in the abdomen and groin, extending down the thighs, with aching in the back, the patient nervous and irritable, this remedy will restore the flow to its normal proportions, will relieve the nerve tension and subdue pain. Violent pain in the small of the back on the approach of the menstrual epoch, which seems to interfere with the breathing, is said to be a diagnostic indication for this remedy.

Where there is melancholy and nervous disturbance in the early part of pregnancy, so that miscarriage seems to be threatened, a teaspoonful of asarum every two or three hours will sometimes restore the patient to normal condition.

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Any claims made in the above excerpt(s) are the opinions of the authors and are presented here for historical and reference purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose or treat diseases or symptoms, nor do they constitute medical advice.
Excerpt From The:
Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi
by Huron H.Smith
1933

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense L.)

“ba'boan” [its name], “nîme'bîn” is another Forest Potawatomi term for it

The Prairie Potawatomi calls it “kupua” [ginger]. The Forest Potawatomi use Wild Ginger as a mild stomachic principally to flavor meat or fish and render them more edible. In the National Dispensatory it is also called the Canada Snakeroot andis a feeble remedy accounted tonic, aromatic and slightly diuretic. It has been used by eclectic practitioners in convalescence from acute febrile infections. Nickell states that it has aromatic, stimulant, diaphoretic, carminative and expectorant qualities, while the Herbalist states that it has been used in the treatment of colds, colic, amenorrhoea and pains in the stomach.

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense L.)“ba'boan” or “nîme'bîn”

The Prairie Potawatomi called this plant “kûpûä” [ginger]. The Forest Potawatomi use the root of the Wild Ginger in the same manner as do other Indians of our region to flavor meat or fish and render otherwise inedible food, palatable. It was used to help the appetite of persons who could not keep anything upon their stomachs.

Excerpt From The:
Ethnobotany of the Menomini Indians
by Huron H. Smith
1923

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense L.), “nami'pîn” [beaver potato]

The fresh or dried root of wild ginger is used by the Menomini as a mild stomachic. When the patient is weak or has a weak stomach, and it might be fatal to eat something he craves, then he must eat a part of this root. Whatever he wants then may be eaten with impunity. Under the name of Canada snakeroot, the white man considers this to be a feeble remedy possessing tonic, aromatic and slight diuretic properties. It is sometimes given with other tonics in convalescence from acute febrile infections.
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Any claims made in the above excerpt(s) are the opinions of the authors and are presented here for historical and reference purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose or treat diseases or symptoms, nor do they constitute medical advice.
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