Home
Search Holisticonline
Grandmas Remedies
Quality vitamins,  natural remedies
Specialgifts.com
Big savings on gemstones, jewelry and gifts.
Alternative Medicine

Stress Management

Conditions/ Treatments
Preferred Providers
Holistic Living
Alternative Therapies
Acupuncture
Aromatherapy
Ayurveda
Biofeedback
Chelation Therapy
Herbal Medicine
Homeopathy
Humor Therapy
Hydrotherapy
Imagery
Light Therapy
Massage
Meditation
NLP
Nutrition
Prayer/ Spiritual
Reiki
Shiatsu
Yoga
FAQ (Health)
Feedback
Register
Media
 

Holisticonline.com

Herb Information
Name: Skunk Cabbage
Biological Name: Symplocarpus foetidus

Araceae

Other Names: Skunk Cabbage, Skunkweed, meadow cabbage, collard, stinking poke, fetid hellebore, polecat weed, swamp cabbage
Parts Used: Root and rhizome
Active Compounds:
bullet

Essential oil

bullet

5-hydroxytryptamine

bullet

Resins

Remedies For

Anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, expectorant, sudorific, pectoral, stimulant

Skunk Cabbage may be used for the treatment of tense or spasmodic condition in the lungs. Relaxes and eases irritable coughs. It may be used in asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough. As a diaphoretic it aids the body during fevers.

Jethro Kloss suggests the following applications for this herb: tuberculosis, chronic catarrh, all bronchial and lung infections, whooping cough, spasmodic asthma, hay fever, pleurisy, chronic rheumatism, nervous troubles, dysentery, spasms, convulsions, dropsy, hysteria, epilepsy, and to relieve pain of external tumors and sores when applied as an ointment.

Combinations : For the treatment of asthmatic conditions it may be used with Grindelia, Pill-bearing Spurge and Lobelia.

Dosage: 

Traditionally Skunk Cabbage has been used as a powder to 8 parts honey. Of this, l/2-1 teaspoonful would be taken three times a day. To make a tea, use l/2 teaspoonful of the herb and make it into either an infusion or a decoction.

Tincture: take l/2-l ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

[Look For Another Herb][HolisticOnLine Home]

HolisticOnLine is developed and maintained by International Cyber Business Services, Inc.
Send mail to: info@holisticonline.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 1998-2000 International Cyber Business Services, Inc. Terms of Use