Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants Uses and Identification

 

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  1. Iberis gibraltarica
  2. Iberis sempervirens
  3. Iberis umbellata
  4. Ichnocarpus frutescens
  5. Ilex aquifolium
  6. Ilex cassine
  7. Illecebrum verticillatum
  8. Impatiens balsamina
  9. Impatiens noli-tangere
  10. Indigofera tinctoria
  11. Inula britannica
  12. Inula crithmoides
  13. Inula helenium
  14. Inula hirta
  15. Inula salicina
  16. Ionactis linariifolia
  17. Ipomoea alba
  18. Ipomoea coccinea
  19. Ipomoea lacunosa
  20. Ipomoea quamoclit
  21. Ipomoea triloba
  22. Ipomoea violacea
  23. Iris foetidissima
  24. Iris germanica
  25. Iris graminea
  26. Iris persica
  27. Iris pseudacorus
  28. Iris pumila
  29. Iris sibirica
  30. Iris spuria
  31. Iris variegata
  32. Iris verna
  33. Iris versicolor
  34. Iris virginica
  35. Iris xiphium
  36. Isatis tinctoria
  37. Isolepis fluitans
  38. Isolepis setacea
  39. Itea virginica
  40. Iva annua
  41. Iva frutescens
  42. Ixora coccinea

Isatis tinctoria

  • Woad  (Isatis tinctoria)
  • In addition to producing a blue dye, woad has alleged medicinal uses. Chemicals from woad might be used to prevent cancer, as woad can produce high levels of glucobrassicin. Young leaves when damaged can produce more glucobrassicin, up to  times as much.
  • Indigo woad Root is a traditional Chinese medicine herb that comes from the roots of woad, but often incorrectly listed under the synonymic name, Isatis indigotica. It is also known as Radix isatidis. The herb is cultivated in various regions of northern China. The roots are harvested during the autumn and dried. The dried root is then processed into granules, which are most commonly consumed dissolved in hot water or tea. The product, called banlangen keli (复方板), is very popular throughout China, and used to remove "toxic heat", soothe sore throat and to treat influenza, measles, mumps, syphilis, or scarlet fever. It is also used for pharyngitis, laryngitis, erysipelas, and carbuncle, and to prevent hepatitis A, epidemic meningitis, cancer and inflammation.
  • Harmful effects: Possible minor side effects include allergic reactions and dizziness; only large dosages or long term usage can be toxic to the kidneys.

 

Ilex paraguariensis

  • Maté  (Ilex paraguariensis)
  • Also called: yerba maté
  • Consumed as a beverage. It is extremely popular in South America.
  • Harmful effects: Non-caffeine-related side effects include an increased risk of mouth, esophageal, laryngeal, kidney, bladder, and lung cancer.The oral cancer associations may be due to the very high temperatures at which maté tea is traditionally drunk, but the associations with kidney, bladder, and lung cancer would not be temperature related. Caffeine-related side effects include insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach upset, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate and breathing, high blood pressure, headache, ringing in the ears, irregular heartbeats, slowed blood clotting, and worsened diarrhea.
  • Best remove it from your diet.

  • Impila (Callilepsis laureola)
  • A traditional Zulu remedy used for tapeworm, snakebites, infertility, whooping cough, and to kill maggots in cattle. It is also used as a disinfectant.
  • It can cause fatal kidney and/or liver failure.