A sample ailment entry along with possible herbal remedies from the Ancient Herbs and Modern Herbs book by James K. Sayre, Copyright, 2001. All rights reserved.



also see Nervousness and Stress. Eliminate as much refined sugar, alcohol and caffeine from the diet as you can. Caffeine is found in such sources such as coffee, tea, cola drinks, other soft drinks and OTC medicines. Possibly useful dietary supplements include vitamin B-complex, vitamin B3, calcium, magnesium and inositol [Dummies]. Other possibly useful dietary supplements include vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc. Regular moderate exercise will probably be helpful in minimizing anxiety.

Recommendations by individual herbal expert authors are marked [rec]. See Ancient Herbs book for identification of individual books and their authors. The German Commission E has approved a variety of medicinal herbs as remedies for different ailments. These are marked: [German Commission E].

external/herbal bath for relaxation:

Hayseed - various flowers, seeds and leaves [[rec]

Hops - Humulus lupulus - [rec]

Lavender - Lavandula officinalis - [rec]

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis - [rec]

Oat, Cultivated - Avena sativa - [rec]

Valerian - Valeriana officinalis - [rec]


Lavender - Lavandula officinalis - [German Commission E] + [rec]

Orange, Bitter - Citrus aurantium

Orange, Sweet - Citrus sinensis

Patchouli - Pogostemon patchouli - [rec]

Sage - Salvia officinalis

Sandalwood, White - Santalum album - [rec]


Acanthus - Acanthus mollis

Allspice - Pimenta officinalis

Bamboo, Black - Phyllostachys nigra

Basil, Sweet - Ocimum basilicum

Bastard Balm - Melittis melissophyllum

Betony - Stachys officinalis

Bilberry - Vaccinium mytillus

Calamint, Common - Calamintha officinalis

Calamint, Large-flowered - Calamintha grandiflora

California Poppy - Eschscholzia californica - [rec][rec]

Catnip - Nepeta cataria - [rec][rec]

Celery - Apium graveolens

Chamomile, German - Matricaria recutita - [rec][rec][rec]

Corydalis - Corydalis soldida - [rec]

Cowslip - Primula veris

Damiana - Turnera diffusa -[rec]

Everlasting - Gnaphalium uliginosum

Frankincense - Boswellia thurifera

Ginger - Zingiber officinale - [rec]

Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba - [rec]

Ginseng, American - Panax quinquefolius - [rec][rec]

Ginseng, Asian - Panax ginseng- [rec]

Ginseng, Siberian - Eleutherococcus senticosus - [rec][rec][rec]

Grape - Vitis vinifera

Hops - Humulus lupulus - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec]

Jasmine, Common - Jasminum officinale

Jasmine, Spanish - Jasminum grandiflorum

Jujube - Ziziphus jujuba

Kava Kava - Piper methysticum - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Lavender - Lavandula officinalis - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec]

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Marijuana - Cannabis sativa

Motherwort - Leonurus cardica - [rec][rec]

Mushroom, Reishi - Ganoderma lucidum - [rec]

Oat, Cultivated - Avena sativa - [rec]

Olive - Olea europaea

Orange, Bitter - Citrus aurantium - [rec]

Orange, Sweet - Citrus sinensis - [rec]

Passionflower - Passiflora incarnata - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Prickly Lettuce - Lactuca scariola

Prickly Lettuce - Lactuca serriola

Prickly Lettuce - Lactuca virosa

St. John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum - [German Commission E]

+ [rec][rec][rec][rec]

Skullcap - Scutellaria lateriflora - [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Snakeroot, Indian - Rauvolfia serpentina -

Valerian - Valeriana officinalis - [German Commission E] + [rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec][rec]

Vervain - Verbena officinalis

Vervain, Blue - Verbena hastata

Virginia Truffle - Poria cocos

Yeast, Brewer's - Saccharomyces cerevisiae - [rec]



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