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Veratrum viride (generic name)

treats Cardiovascular and renal dysfunction, Pre-eclampsia/pregnancy-induced hypertension, and Hypertension
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Barrow JG, Sikes CR. The use of purified veratrum viride alkaloids in the treatment of essential hypertension. Am Heart J 1951;41(5):742-748.

Royce SW. Hypertension in childhood; treatment of acute nephritis with a derivative of veratrum viride. Calif.Med 1956;84(5):347-350.

Brunner D, Aaltman S, Schindel L. Hypertension treatment with alkaloids of Veratrum viride and Veratrum album alone or in combination with hexamethonium salts. Acta Med Scand 1955;151(6):487-498.

Faust FB. Veratrum viride in the treatment of essential hypertension; a report of 40 cases. J Lancet 1951;71(2):65-68.

Gaillard, Y. and Pepin, G. LC-EI-MS determination of veratridine and cevadine in two fatal cases of Veratrum album poisoning. J Anal.Toxicol. 2001;25(6):481-485.

Gebhardt R. Antioxidative, antiproliferative and biochemical effects in HepG2 cells of a homeopathic remedy and its constituent plant tinctures tested separately or in combination. Arzneimittelforschung 2003;53(12):823-830.

Joiner C, Kauntze R. Arterial hypertension treated with Rauwolfia serpentina and veratrum viride. Lancet 5-29-1954;266(6822):1097-1099.

Kauntze R, Trounce J. Treatment of arterial hypertension with veriloid (Veratrum viride). Lancet 12-1-1951;2(22):1002-1008.

Meilman E, Krayer, O. Clinical studies on veratrum alkaloids; the action of protoveratrine and veratridine in hypertension. Circulation 1950;1(2):204-213.

Mills LC, Moyer JH. Treatment of hypertension with orally and parenterally administered purified extracts of veratrum viride; comparison with ganglionic (Hexamethonium) and adrenergic blocking agents. AMA.Arch Intern Med 1952;90(5):587-601.

Prince, L. A. and Stork, C. M. Prolonged cardiotoxicity from poison lilly (Veratrum viride). Vet.Hum.Toxicol. 2000;42(5):282-285.

Shapiro AP, Brust AA, Ferris EB. A comparative study of the effects of Veratrum viride and tetraethylammonium chloride in hypertension. Ann Intern Med 1952;36(3):807-810.

Tosun F, et al. The Evaluation of Plants from Turkey for in Vitro Antimycobacterial Activity. 2005;43(1):58-63. Pharmaceutical Biology 2005;43(1):58-63.

Van Wassenhoven M. Towards an evidence-based repertory: clinical evaluation of Veratrum album. Homeopathy 2004;93(2):71-77.

Zagler B, Zelger A, Salvatore C, et al. Dietary poisoning with Veratrum album--a report of two cases. Wien.Klin.Wochenschr. 2005;117(3):106-108.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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