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Herbal Formulas Used for Convulsions

The Chippewa Native Americans use the herbs believe to help relieve convulsions:

A decoction was made from the Wild Pea (Lathyrus venosus) and taken internally, a large swallow was a dose.

Hickory (Hicoria alba) small shoots were harvested fresh and placed on hot stones and the fumes inhaled. The shoots were the very small shoots that grow beside the leaves.

Northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.) wood was burned and the charcoal used. Combined with bear's gall, pricked into the temples with needles.

Hazelnut stalks (Corylus americana) was burned and the charcoal used. Combined with bear's gall, pricked into the temples with needles.

Balsam fir gum (Abies balsamea L.) was placed on warm stone until it melted, the fumes inhaled.

Blueberry flowers (Vaccinium angustifolium) were dried and placed on hot stones and the fumes inhaled.

Also, the following herbs were used to relieve the convulsions.

  • Hepatica root (Hepatica americana)
  • Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
  • Prairie sage (Artemisia frigida)
  • Ground plum (Astragalus crassicarpus)
  • Wild rose (Rosa arkansana)
The root was made into a decoction, 1 root to 1 quart of water and taken internally, a large swallow was a dose.
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