aka: Night-blooming Cereus
Properties and Uses:Excellent heart and nerve tonic (contains no cardiac glycosides). Normalizes heart rhythm and strengthens contractile force. Used for cardiac weakness (esp. with feeble irregular pulse). Nervous disorders with weak heart beat, poor circulation, mental depression and fear. Poor memory and erectile dysfunction due to inadequate circulation. Nervous heart, hot flashes and general melancholy during menopause. Hypochondria with fear of death.
Stimulant, tonic, Diuretic, cardiac, nervine, used against exophthalmic goitre. Also contains alkaloids and glucosides.
CAUTION: Not reliable in emergency cardiac cases.
Cactus Flower FLOWER