Practical Herbalism Unit 01 – Constituents: Chemicals Found in Plants

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Quick Reference for common plant constituents Alkaloids – a diverse group of plant chemicals, which tend to have strong action, often isolated as modern drugs; many narcotics and painkillers are derived from alkaloids. Anthraquinones – laxative chemicals found in plants like aloe vera and senna; they can be very powerful, cause pain and griping, and […]

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